No I am working in the uk and a uk citizen, I was on an emergency tax code I think, my p45 was asked for initially but I forgot and my employers didnt follow it up
given i wouldn,t know how to manipulate the tax code what other situations would there be a moral imperative
also...as I was on net system I was not aware of problem with tax code, would my employers not of been able to pick up that they were paying a higher amount, ie, put simply, if your car is using more fuel than normal you get it fixed but cannot then go to the petrol station and ask for a refund on the extra you have had to put in, just claim vat and take the rest as a learning curve....is that a fair analogy??
By moral imperative, I was referring to manipulation of tax codes. I know of a case where the employee told HMRC they had a company car which was not true and got a tax repayment at the end of the tax year. The employer simply didn't pick up on the low tax code, probably because it employed over a thousand people.Without knowing what the problem with the tax code was I cannot really comment on why it was missed by your employer.Tax errors can be be put right and tax overpaid reclaimed so the analogy with trying to claim a refund from the fuel station doesn't quite work for me but I see what you are getting at.I've looked into this a bit more since I answered your question and as far as HMRC are concerned, your tax and NIC deductions do not belong to your employer and any tax refund is yours, even in the circumstances under which you are paid.