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I have received a letter from HMRC re High Income Childe Benefit

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I have received a letter from HMRC re High Income Childe Benefit Charge & don't know how to calculate whether I earn over the £50k threshold. My total credits on my payslip suggest I'm not but don't know how to factor in my non contributory pension element. Can you advise?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
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Expert:  bigduckontax replied 3 years ago.
Hello, I'm Keith and happy to help you with your question.

Unfortunately the government child benefit web sites are opaque on this matter and just burble on about income levels, not particularly helpful. What does your P60 end of the year statement say for total income? If it is under 50K then you would appear to be in the clear.

A non contributory pension scheme should be an irrelevancy in your income assessment. Perhaps you could throw some lighton why you think it becomes involved in arriving at the 50K?
Expert:  bigduckontax replied 3 years ago.
Your question has come up on my list without any response from you. Perhaps you have jogged the wrong key?

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