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Hi, Thank you for your question and welcome. My name is ***** ***** I will assist you. Have you paid the text or was this done by PAYE? How long ago was the over payment made? How much was the over payment?
Hi, Thank you. Did you realise you had been over payed? As a starting you do not have to pay what they paid in PAYE - this was their issue and they have to go and reclaim that from HMRC. Your options are as follows:
(i) - Write to them and deny you were overpaid anything - say that if they continue to chase you, you will deem it harassment under S.40 of the Administration of Justice Act 1970 which is a criminal offence;
(ii) Accept you are liable to pay for the money - as technically it was paid by mistake and you are not entitled to it, so therefore you do have to repay it;
(iii) Try and negotiate with them and only return a portion of the money. Say that you have changed your position since the money was paid and you should not be prejudiced because of their mistake.
In any event I would write to them and say you will not repay them the tax. This was their error and they must take responsibility for reclaiming it from HMRC -that is not your problem.
I look forward to hearing from you. Kind regards AJ
No problem. I would be most grateful if you would take a moment to rate my answer. If I can assist any further please let me know. Kind regards AJ
Thank you. If you could provide me with a rating of 1-5 stars when the options becomes available I would be most grateful. Kind regards AJ
Thank you. That is much appreciated, you should be sent a link to rate my answer my the website, when you receive this I would be most grateful if you could provide your rating on that format. In the mean time I wish you the best of luck and look forward to hearing from you. Kind regards AJ