I am retired and I live on pensions
OK Thank you very much
Do you mean when you say owe more than a thousand pounds, unpaid tax for the previous year or expected income for the next year
I meant the previous year. You owed over £1,000 and that fact generated the payments on account for 2013/14.
If you had owed £800 for 2012/13, you would not be asked to make payments on account for 2013/14. In any event, if the problem which caused you to be underpaid for the earlier year, 2012/13, was nor present in 2013/14, you can have the payments on account reduced accordingly or to £0 if necessary. That's why I suggested you ask the tax office to tell you why you owed £2,000 for 2012/13 and if the reasons for that (incorrect tax codings for example) have been carried over into 2013/14.
To the best of my knowledge, I paid the entire tax bill for 2012-13 ( I do a self assessment report as most of my money comes from two American pensions).
I have tried repeatedly to ask (3 different people at HMRC) and I get basically the same answer that you gave me. It just seems that something is wrong. I have never in the past paid this much money up front (it is more than my entire tax bill) Something does not seem quite right
I am an American citizen and have lived in Britain for 15 years. My two American pensions add up to about 48,000 dollars, the exchange rate
determines how many pounds that translates into. I also have a 3000pound per year Britis pension.
I am 75 years old
My American social security pension is for about 18,000 dollars and my Arizona State retirement is approximately 30,000 dollars.
Are either of the US pensions a result of working for the US government in what is called "government service" employment such as the miltary or the US equivalent of the civil service? Are these pensions taxed in the UK or the US or both?
Neither of the pensions were the result of working for the government.
I have been paying tax in both countries for the last 15 years. I only discovered quite recently that I am not required to pay American taxes,
( Thank you to the account who has been doing my American taxes all those years) I am considering suing him for incompetence.
However, I think I have figuered out what has been going on.
Thank you for your help.
I think I can handle the situation.
Thank you for your excellent help