hello , shame to say i don't know much about tax matters and need some advice here
I've been working & paying my tax via PAYE for the last 5 yrs until 30 June 2007.
After that , i took a few months off (ie between 1 July to 31 Dec 2007) not working.
From 1 Jan 2008, i started doing locum work on & off where i was paid wages without tax reduction and expected to declare myself. my locum work will continue until end July08.
From mid August 08, i'll be employed full time again.
1. someone has told me that i can claim back the tax that i've paid in advance for the period between 1 July to 31 Dec07. is that true? is it too late to claim now? how do i go about that? what form do i need?
2. i haven't declared the tax for money i've earned (as locum) between 1 Jan 08 till now....how should i go about that? again which form do i need? is there a time limit to do this? what consequences are there if i don't declare or do it late?
3. my new employer has asked for my 'tax documents' so i won't be on emergency tax . i have P45 from last employer(dated 30 June 07) and tax credit certificate for year 2007. which one should i hand in? do i need a tx certificate for year 2008? can revenue give to me before i even sort out/declare my tax(refer question 2)
4. someone said if i've been working as locum/self employed from 1 Jan 08 to July 08 my tax credit should/might be higher....not sure what they meant by this. can anyone explain to me please?
Apologies for so many Q ...really appreciate your help & advice. Thanks!!