Have her call back
Assuming that the two codes Mrs D received a few weeks ago are both for the current tax year and both for her employment with you (check carefully);-
ask her to call back HMRC and ask the following:-
1) According to your records what is my current tax code being used against my employment with "X" (your company name) as the code they are operating appears to be different/incorrect ?
2) Can you give me a breakdown of everything included in that code i.e. Allowances and Deductions?
If a restriction is included for an underpayment of tax from earlier years she needs to also ask
3) How much is the underpayment and for which tax year?
4) Is that an "actual" underpayment or is it "estimated"?
If it was an "actual" underpayment she needs to ask for a copy of the calculation so that she can check it.
If it is "estimated" then it should've been corrected and removed from future coding after the end of year information was reconciled at HMRC in which case she should ask them to review the earlier year to see if there was any "actual" underpayment with a view to updating the "estimate" to the correct amount or removing it from her current coding.
One of the signatures on my ATT certificate is "AD Meeson" when he was a Member of Council in May 2000!
Scottish advisers with clients all over the UK
Works both ways!
Here is the maths puzzle I was referring to above
What about the cash going into the box?
Are you sure that you have correctly recorded the money going into the box?
It also reminds me of that clever maths problem involving change where it appears that £1 is missing but it actually isn't. It went viral years ago but I will try and find it.
The earlier comments on the M74 amused me,I live 5 hours drive North of it, our nearest motorway is over two hours South. Our local economy is flourishing in comparison to the rest of the UK, there is a huge amouunt of talent, opportunity and ambition here and great reasoned debate going on over the future of Scotalnd too. We've had a settled winter as most of the adverse weather has completely passed us by :-) http://www.scotsman.com/news/moray-can-fulfil-its-economic-potential-1-3309851.
Half a pound is nothing to worry about. Concentrate on how much you've already lost. You are only a few pounds away from having lost a life changing two stone and refocus on that. See if you can achieve it by mid May.
You've inspired me to join you as my recent comment regarding portion control made me look at mine too! My downfall is cheese and wine (and young kids that make it difficult to fit in exercise) I'd feel alot better if I lost at least a stone.
Have you checked that your target weight is realistic for your height or was that a weight that you were maybe when younger? E.g. when I was much younger I was only 7lb (at birth!) and that just isn't achievable!
Keep up the good work, it looks like you have plenty of people on here willing you on.
Still go to see your Mother and enjoy her meals but halve the portions - ask for a side plate instead of a big plate, it will still look full, your brain will be deceived, you will still get to your see your Mum, and because you are not having to cook yourself a meal you then have more free time to exercise! Your Mum will probably cook the same amount so let her put the other half of your meal in a container for you to freeze for a night you are not visiting. See if your Mum would come with you to your weekly weigh in - she might be motivated to join in too...
Ignorance is bliss eh?!
Some of the earlier comments are from those that don't realise that some of these guys were also away in April, they are back for a short time and often then have to go back out on tour again. When they are back they don't get to sit about at home for months on end, they then have to undergo training for their next tour assuming of course that they haven't been made redundant! A tour can be 6 months long. Many have been given the false impression that all of their pay and tax is taken care of. If one was your client, never mind a relative or friend would you not be helping them to argue that they had a reasonable excuse? Why shouldn't we look after our military properly as they are prepared to look after you?
Agree completely with Stephen Hoare[***] and other positive posters. I was somewhat surprised at some of the quite personal criticisms against the CEO, that have continued in this entry, having followed him from the original FD Diary days. I also hope it doesn't put him off sharing complex, sensitive matters in the future. Some perspective is required - he is the writer of a Blog for our entertainment and doesn't deserve to be distressed by us in return.