I have received yet another NI contributions query from the HMRC. Yet more forms to fill in and return
When I was going through the redundancy wash-cycle last year, the payroll aspect of the sale was completely messed up by the selling parent company. It resulted in the HMRC system having duplicate records – suggesting that I was employed in TWO identical jobs with the same company with the same employee ID at the same time. This caused the HMRC system to generate a negative tax code and also trigger NI contribution queries. It took a while to sort this out with the respective departments!
I have now received yet another form requesting details on my employers and employment dates. It looks like they think I have had 4 employers in the last year, plus a duplicate entry for one of them. I have just spent some time digging through all the paperwork to get all the details to fill in this form and return – again.
Given this confusion on my NI contributions, I thought I would direct this back at them so have requested an NI contributions record and details on my State Pension forecast. I want to know how many years I actually have and how many I need to be entitled to a full State Pension. I was contracted-out for a few years, so this will have an impact on the State Pension I will be entitled to so want to understand what I will currently qualify for and if I remain in the world of FI freedom – what can I pay voluntarily to top up.
It will be interesting reading when I get a response – one for a future post 🙂