How to check your PAYE code. PAYE code error, or the wrong PAYE code? How to contact HMRC.

You can contact HMRC via email or phone in order to report that your PAYE tax code is wrong.

You may also use this to give HMRC details of your wages, pension, or other employment benefits in order that they may work out the correct PAYE tax code.

Information required:

  • your National Insurance number
  • your contact email address
  • your full name, including any middle name(s)
  • your date of birth
  • your weekly amount of any State Pension / State Benefits
  • your estimated income for the current tax year (including wages and company work pension)
  • your employer / pension provider tax reference number
  • your employee works number or if you receive a company / personal pension, your pension number
  • your company benefit details (including company car, fuel and medical benefits)
  • your other untaxed taxed income such as income from property or interest

Click here to email HMRC

Alternatively, you can try and ring HMRC on its income tax Helpline 0300 200 3300.

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I have been on emergency tax code since October 2018. Gobsmacked to receive my P45 last week to find that I still am on emergency tax. Could you rectify it ASAP as I am in a low paid part time job and need every penny to pay my council tax. My...

I have been on emergency tax code since October 2018. Gobsmacked to receive my P45 last week to find that I still am on emergency tax. Could you rectify it ASAP as I am in a low paid part time job and need every penny to pay my council tax. My National Insurance number is [deleted by editor]. The robot boxes are very irritating

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We are not HM Revenue & Customs! Try setting up your own personal tax account with HMRC and contact HMRC to correct your coding. It may be that you have two jobs and your allowances are being allocated elsewhere.

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