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P60 Bonus payment child maintenance

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Good evening gents,


Just curious I have a 6 year old son I currently pay £70 per week(private arrangement)for and I'm on a salary of 32k well 9th of June a new investor took over our company and was pot of money left over and they decided to reward all staff based on job title and time working with company and I received a 30k transaction bonus and they took tax and national insurance straight away £17,800 landed in my account.


My question is that bonus will be part of the end of year P60 for April 2023?the letter said not part of our salary and when I log into the HMRC portal it says "estimated income" will be £32600 6th April 2022 -6th April 2023 


But bottom of the screen it says TD £37,000 for the year earned so far.......separate from P60??



Topic starter Posted : 26/06/2022 4:39 pm
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with CMS, they include all taxable income as part of their maintenance calculations, including bonuses. so if the bonus shows up on payslips, or end of year tax paperwork, then very likely CMS will see this via HMRC. their policy is if your income increases/decreases by 25% then you should inform them within 7 days of the change.

Posted : 27/06/2022 11:36 am
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@bill337 Just to inform of an unexpected(to me) issue with bonuses. I received a decent annual bonus last year, which I declared and CMS was adjusted up to reflect it. This year the company performance is poor and we have been advised that bonus potential is very low to maybe not happen.

This reduces my total earnings by over 25%. I have gone to CMS to reassess my CM payments and they have said because I have had an annual bonus in the last 12 months they assume I will get it again and I have to keep paying based on last years earnings! This makes £200 per month extra CM I am paying that will not be reflected in my earnings and of course they wont give it back to me at the end of the year when they see my annual earnings.

I am scratching my head. Surely it should be assessed on my basic and if I do get an annual bonus and it takes me over the 25% threshold, then I declare it and they reassess me up. 

Posted : 27/06/2022 1:12 pm

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