Joint Assessment, Tax Credits and JB

Discussion in 'Tax' started by ncs, 1 Jan 2019.

  1. ncs

    ncs Registered User


    My OH did not work in 2014 - she received Jobseeker's Benefit only for the qualifying months and did not get Jobseeker's Allowance. We are jointly assessed.

    On our balancing statement for 2014, her PAYE tax credit was reduced. Per online info, it looks like this is to allow for tax due on JB - but the full amount of JB was nevertheless included as income for the joint assessment.

    Can anyone confirm if this calculation is correct - both reducing the credit and taxing the full JB amount? This has resulted in a significant underpayment which we are now facing so I'm just looking for insight ahead of tackling Revenue for an explanation, thanks...
  2. Clarkey

    Clarkey Frequent Poster

    Her P.A.Y.E. credit will be restricted to the amount of Jobseekers benefit she received @ 20%
  3. PinkLloyd

    PinkLloyd Registered User

    We're in exactly the same situation ..... OH has not worked in 4 years but did claim JB for part of 2014, now Revenue have added the amount of her claim onto my income for 2014 (we're jointly assessed) resulting in an underpayment. There's a note on the P21 balancing statement that says "Collected by reducing your credits in future years €(amount) 2019. All future refunds will be automatically offset against this underpayment until it is fully collected". In other words, the method of collecting the underpaid amount is by reducing the current year's tax credits -- I will have more tax deducted this year as a result.

    What I don't know is when the tax credits will be reduced -- I've already gotten the first payslip of the year and it's the same as what was on the cert that issued in December last for 2019. Perhaps they'll now issue a revised cert?
  4. dublin67

    dublin67 Frequent Poster

    I would hazard a guess with the new 'real time' PAYE system that you'll see your tax credits reduced on your next payslip.