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How Long Do You Have To Challenge A Decision By HMRC I would

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How Long Do You Have To Challenge A Decision By HMRC
I would appreciate some more information. I am an air traffic controller and suffered suffered a mini stroke with an emergency hospital admittance. As a result, I have lost my medical licence to practice. My company operates a contractual loss of air traffic controller’s licence benefit scheme. This states that two years salary will be paid on termination of employment due to medical loss of the licence. The scheme is run by an insurer to which the company pays a premium. HMRC has looked into my case and stated by letter of 19th February to my company that the payment will be fully taxable. I intend taking my case further. Would there be a time limit in which I must contact HMRC and question their letter. I have heard a figure of 30 days and also a limit of 4 years. A bit confused. Thanks again
Hello and welcome to the site. Thank you for your question.

You should appeal against HMRC decision within 30 days (i.e 19 Mar 2015).
You can claim a tax refund if you have overpaid in the current tax year or any of the previous 4 tax years.

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Thanks taxadvisor so much for your quick and most informative reply.

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