My annual review is currently up in January.
Current tax records 20/21 = 47k (payment review January 23)
Tax record 21/22 = 69k (due to receiving 3 months notice in lieu payable March) - started a new job straight after. (Expected payment review January 24)
Tax record 22/23 = 61k which I can see on my portal but going with previous patterns this will be reviewed January 25 I guess?
I called them up in April 22 to explain the situation to pay what I was meant to pay, however dismissed and said to wait for the annual review.
I've recently been made aware of notifying in regards to a 25% uplift, which of course I never did on the basis of the conversation I had in April 22.
Am I expected to pay in arrears from March 22 up until present date on the total income for 21/22?
For added complexity me and my ex got back together and I ended up living at hers for the year 23 to present, while still paying maintenance, which I plan to move back out once completion on a property(I'm not on any bills as you can imagine she is claiming benefits). Not sure if I can do anything with this, I don't want to do her over, but at the same token don't want to be made a fool.
Appreciate any help anyone can give me, so at least I know what to expect.
Cms should use Tax record 22/23 (61k) when they do your review. If your income is 25% less than 61k in January, you can ask CMS to recalculate and lower your payments.
@bill337 Thank you for your response, any idea as to why you think they'll skip the 69k year as that has yet to be assessed. My salary is notably higher now as we'll.
My concern is they'll review 21/22 year and see I received 69k for the year (3months in lieu) and ultimately backdate it 2 years worth of maintenance which would cripple me.
Also I have been spending 7 nights a week at her place with my son, I don't know if I should just report that and see what they do..
I'm worried she'll say I haven't and then I'll auto default to 52 days a year and have to go down a legal route.
@random123 somewhere in their guide it says they use latest available tax year info to make assessments: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/how-we-work-out-child-maintenance/how-we-work-out-child-maintenance
but they are also known to do periodic income checks throughout the year. so if they think they missed something out, then possible for them to backdate and add on arrears.
you could tell them you live together with child and mother. if ex disputes with them, then not sure if they will accept this.