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amyjayne27amyjayne27 Trusted RegularRegistered Posts: 314
Hi all,

Have no idea if this is in the right place but thought I would try! My friend works in Boots, and has recently moved offices. This is the ONLY change. Her payslip this month however has a very high rate of tax deducted as she is on an OT code. Can anyone shed some light on this? She was on standard 747l before, so have no idea why shes on this strange code now.

Thank you

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  • MonsoonMonsoon Font Of All Knowledge FMAAT, AAT Licensed Accountant Posts: 4,071
    She should have had a tax coding letter come to her home address if HMRC have changed the code.

    She should ring her tax office ASAP to find out what's happened.

    If HMRC have not issued a new code, she needs to speak to her employer and kick someone's posterior! ;)
  • amyjayne27amyjayne27 Trusted Regular Registered Posts: 314
    Thanks Monsoon will pass that on and see what she says.

    Many thanks
  • Claire321Claire321 Well-Known Registered Posts: 209
    The OT tax code issued, is a new tax code, which HMRC have started to used this year.

    It replaces the old BR tax code used.

    It is supposed to be used where an employee commences employment without providing a P45 to the employer, where a code has not been issued by HMRC and the employee fails to provide specified information required in a P46 form.

    Perhaps your friend you speak to her payroll depaertment and ask if you can complete a P46 form in the interim, until HMRC issue a code, in case this takes a while.
  • amyjayne27amyjayne27 Trusted Regular Registered Posts: 314
    Oh brilliant thanks Claire have let my friend know so thanks very much for that.

    Amy
  • MonsoonMonsoon Font Of All Knowledge FMAAT, AAT Licensed Accountant Posts: 4,071
    If your friend has only moved offices, presumably she has not changed employers, and so that in and of itself should not have triggered P45/P46 procedures. I'd still definitely take it up with the tax office too.
  • amyjayne27amyjayne27 Trusted Regular Registered Posts: 314
    Thanks to both of you, she finally got through to HMRC and they said exactly the same as you have, and indeed the p45 was never sent from old store to new store.

    Thanks for your help!
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