Welsh Tax code prefix C

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HMRC are indicating that some employers have not applied the issued C prefix to their payroll application.

RTI data is indicating that:

– either the C prefix is missing – the Welsh and rest of the UK tax rates (excepting Scotland) are the same this tax year

– S prefix is being reported instead of C – it may be that the employer is operating Welsh tax but the country indicator for the RTI FPS is wrong

– S prefix is present instead of C and Scottish tax is being applied in error

Employers need to ensure that the correct tax code is being operated and that the FPS submission is accurate.

Are you a Welsh resident tax payer? Has HMRC issued you with a C prefix tax code? Has your employer applied the C correctly?

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