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Jigneshbharati
Posted: Monday, June 11, 2018 3:30:04 AM
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I am pleased to tell you that you are due a repayment of income tax for the year shown above.

I saw the above in the letter received from HM revenue.

What sort of structure is you are due"?

A passive?
TMe
Posted: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 9:46:08 AM

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An ambiguous sentence. Who owes to whom is not clear. The word 'repayment' is used to repay. Income tax is paid not repaid.

It should be, if written by HM revenue

A sum of Pounds (or Dollars or Rupees) is due from you as additional demand/arrears of Income tax. A Demand Notice was served uopn on............

if written by payer

I have come to know from your Demand Notice, served upon me on date......... that a sum of Pounds(or Dollars or Rupees) is due to the income tax department from me or my concern M/S ABC & Co.,. IMO

I am a layman.
Romany
Posted: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 11:20:40 AM
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With the greatest respect, TMe: I think the notice relates to a rebate and not a debt? The moneys are due to the recipient, aren't they?

The recipient here isn't being required to pay money; but is rather being notified he is due money.

(Mind you, I know nothing about the Tax Department or the way it works!Dancing )
thar
Posted: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 12:14:47 PM

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Yep, it is a rebate.

A payment is due to you [from us].
You are due a payment [from us].

We will give you some money back.


I won't comment on the structure, I will leave that to the grammarians.
TMe
Posted: Tuesday, June 12, 2018 12:18:08 PM

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Please refer to link by poster in another thread,a cheque, the sum of
https://ibb.co/fXMaoT

Romany, with utmost respect, I don't disagree but the repayment of excess tax paid is referred to as 'refund' under the tax laws here. The rebate is claimed when a person files his or her statement of Income. Its is either allowed or rejected. If allowed no demand of additional tax is raised, if rejected fresh demand is raised.

Further in my country a trader or any income tax assessee is required to pay advance income tax on his/her income to be earned in the financial on estimate basis, on the principle of "pay as you earn".

On final assessment if amount paid as advance tax is more than the assessed tax, the excess is refunded and if it is less than the advance tax paid, a fresh demand is raised.

In the present case , the word 'repayment' should be 'refund'.

The other thread makes it clear. IMO

I am a layman.
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