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I was wondering if you can advise on a tax related question

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Hi there, I was wondering if you can advise on a tax related question around a settlement agreement?
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Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Tax
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
I was originally offered a settlement deal which was a 1 month salary which was taxable, plus a lump sum of £21,000 excempt of tax.
My annual salary is £60k.The company have since said they must pay me three months taxabale and have changed the offer to 3 months salary taxable, and £12k tax free.based on my normal take home salary, the second deal works out less than the original offer? However I wanted to check that with someone who knows more about how tax and NI is calculated.Additionally, do Student Loans get paid on any of the payments being made - I'm assuming the taxable element is subject to student loan deductions too?
Expert:  Sam replied 6 months ago.

Hi, Sam here , one of the UK tax Experts here on Just Answer, thank you for your question and I shall reply shortly

Expert:  Sam replied 6 months ago.

First student loans are not taken out of any lump sum but HMRC will make a demand of a payment through self assessment, thenw e have the lump sum why is this being paid and do you have a contractual right to three months notice ? Thanks Sam

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Hi Sam, yes my employment contract is 3 months notice.
The lump sum payment is part of a settlement agreement where it was agreed I would be paid the equivalent of 6 months take home salary plus my 1k employee referral bonus. Are you able to ad use on what the take home pay would be in both offers?
Expert:  Sam replied 6 months ago.


Then that is why they have to pay you three months as taxable as you have a contractual right to receive it and therefore the blance (to make it up to the agreed 6 months) can be paid tax free - if you want me to work out the tax and National Insurance please advise 1) Total pay to date 2)the tax paid to date and 3) the tax code operating against your pay - Thanks Sam