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The tax deducted looks a tad high, but remember that the PAYE tables will assume that you are going to receive equivalent amounts each month for the rest of the year so in your case an over deduction may have been made. Furthermore the 30K non taxable element of your severance pay should have been deducted from your emoluments not adjusted in the tax area.
However, it will all come out in the wash as it were. If you are re-employed elsewhere then it will start to adjust with your next pay slip and if you go onto the dole then at the end of the tax year, if you are still unemployed, it will adjust out automatically and the Job Centre will make the refudns, if any.
I do hope that I have been able to shed some light on your position.
I do not think you need to worry on that score this early in the tax year as the PAYE system will adjust the position and has ample time, 10 months, in which to do it.
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