if a imployer uses a p45 for an other employee that it does not belong to is that legal
Province/Country relating to question: eastsussex
ihave been sent a tax bill for money I have not earnt I found that this money was been paid to some eles useing my p45 what can I do about it I have told the tax office about this the ferm new that they where useing my p45 for this person are they breaking the law
Hello and thank you for your question, which I will be happy to assist you with. Please let me know if this was just a mix up on their part?
no they knew that they where employing this person and wher euseing my p45 for him
so they knowingly used your information on him?
they have also ask me to write a letter to say I was working for them I am 79 years old and have cardiac problems ie have just come out of hospital from haveing a heart attack
yes they did know
they can't use your P45 information on someone else, pretending that this other person is you or vice versa. Depending on the purpose of this act it could certainly be unlawful, for example if it results in reduced tax liabilities for either party. So this is definitely something that should be reported to the Inland Revenue
I have told the inland revenue that . i have no woorked for thjis ferm for 7 years it seems they have imployed this person allthat tine on my p45is this a c ase of identy thift can I get intoany truoble from this I ded not nothing about this untill the inland revinue got intouch with me
No you cannot get into trouble if you have nothing to do with that and your information has simply been used unlawfully by someone else.
As long as you bring it to the attention of the relevant organisations, such as the IR then that is all you can do at present
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