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COTAX Manual

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Repayments / reallocations: repayment interest: automatic calculation of RPI - reallocations

When an overpayment arises and is to be reallocated and all the following apply

  • Certain conditions (Word 40KB) exist on the overpaid AP
  • There is an outstanding liability on one of more other APs
  • No conditions exist on the COTAX record to prevent an automatic reallocation being made. For more information on this subject see section ‘Inhibit Automatic Process’ COM120030

COTAX will

  • Calculate any repayment interest (RPI) due to the date of the reallocation
  • Make the reallocation automatically

COTAX will automatically calculate if any RPI is due and determine the EDP (Word 41KB) to apply to the reallocation on the receiving AP by

And

The following table provides some examples

Situation Result
   
When the normal due date of the receiving AP is the same or earlier than the normal due date of the overpaid AP COTAX will not add any RPI
The EDP of the reallocation posting on the receiving AP will be the same as the EDP of the original posting on the overpaid AP    
  When the normal due date of the receiving AP is later than that of the overpaid AP, but earlier than the date of reallocation For a payment with an EDP earlier than the normal due date of the receiving AP
  • RPI will be calculated up to the normal due date of the receiving AP
  • The EDP of the reallocation posting on the receiving AP will be the normal due date of the receiving AP     
      For a payment made on or after the normal due date of the receiving AP No RPI will be added
The EDP of the reallocation posting on the receiving AP will be the same as the EDP of the original posting on the overpaid AP    
  When the normal due date of the receiving AP is later than that of the overpaid AP, and later than the date of reallocation RPI will be added to the date of the reallocation
The EDP of the reallocation on the receiving AP will be the date of the reallocation

Notes:

1. When repayment interest is reallocated the EDP of the posting on the receiving AP will always be the date of the reallocation
   
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For legislation applying to this subject, see COM128013