Today is a good day! I finally received my income tax refund!
It ended up being quite a sizeable amount, more than £5k but less than £10k overall. I'm so happy! It will go a long way towards a house deposit.
Basically I worked for DSGi for a number of years and not knowing any better (it being my first job) happily accepted how much tax I was paying as the norm. I didn't know about tax codes and tax allowances...
Anyway, I left DSGi for a nice new job, and found my tax to be much lower even though I was earning much more. I queried this with HR and they said you where on the wrong tax code. I then looked back over the P60 forms you receive each year and found myself on the wrong tax code since I had started!!!
Quick call to the tax office and just a few P60's in the post and 3months down the line after check after check was carried out to ensure I was legit... and hey presto a nice big check arrived in the post today! Wahey!
Has this happened to anyone else on here?
If not I would emplore you to check your tax code against the suggested codes on the tax office website. You could be in for a big surprise like I was!