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I have recently changed jobs. At my previous job for the

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Hi, I have recently changed jobs. At my previous job for the past tax year, I earned £29k. On the paper, I have finished that employment on 12.04.2021 and started the new job on 06.04.2021 where I am paid £35k a year. So, there is a short overlap. Now, I have received a new tax code where I'm paying a lot of tax. I have called HMRC and they told me it is correct because I underpaid last year by £7k. Here is the question, how is that possible, where is this £7k coming from. I don't think that is correct.
JA: Have you talked to a tax professional about this?
Customer: No I haven't
JA: Is there anything else the Accountant should know before I connect you? Rest assured that they'll be able to help you.
Customer: No, I don't think so
Submitted: 17 days ago.
Category: Tax
Expert:  bigduckontax replied 17 days ago.

Were you paid through PAYE channels last year?

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
I'm not sure, where I can check if it was through the PAYE channel?
Customer: replied 17 days ago.
it was PAYE, I see it on the payslip
Expert:  bigduckontax replied 17 days ago.

It seems unlikely that there was an underpayment of tax. You must challenge HMRC and ask them how the under payment of tax occurred and, if it did not, for your current tax code to be corrected.

Customer: replied 17 days ago.
Thank you so much, I will call them again and ask about all the details.
Expert:  bigduckontax replied 17 days ago.

Wrting is safer, then you have a hard copy of what is being said.