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Statement: transactions on statements: transaction type: payment credit

Open item statements

The payment credit transactions reported on taxpayer Open Item statements and the descriptions used for the different kinds of payment credits are as follows.

Note: The descriptions on the statements created before December 1998 may differ slightly from those in the table below.

Payment credit Description of credit not allocated to a charge Description of credit allocated against a charge
     
Payment Payment £..9999.99 balance unallocated £..999.99 From payment made …….. (date)
Transfer from OAS Credit £..9999.99 balance unallocated £..999.99 Credit transferred in …….. (date)
Freestanding credit Credit £….999.99 balance unallocated From credit introduced ……. (date)
Balancing charge credit Overpayment from YY/YY return From overpayment from YY/YY return
Repayment supplement Repayment supplement …….. (date) to …….. (date) From supplement …….. (date) to …….. (date)
A cancelled repayment Repayment cancelled on ……. (date) When a repayment is cancelled the credit becomes available for allocation against any new charge.

If the credit is subsequently allocated against a new charge it takes on one of the previous descriptions in this column of the table. The description is related to the origin of the credit.

For example, if the origin of the credit is a balancing charge credit it is described as ‘From overpayment from YY/YY return …….. (date)’.

Notes:

1. A credit ceases to be an Open Item when
   
  * The total credit has been allocated against one or more charges, and
  * No part of the credit can be described as unallocated
2. The date shown in the description of the first two payment credits is the effective date of payment (SAM60055).

Simple statements

The payment credit transactions reported on Simple Statements and the descriptions used for the different kinds of payment credits are as follows

Payment credit Description
   
Payment Payment - Thank you
Transfer from OAS Credit transferred in
Freestanding credit Credit introduced
Balancing charge credit Overpayment from YY/YY return
Repayment supplement Repayment supplement
A cancelled repayment Repayment cancelled on (date)
Note: Where an over-repayment charge is amended by the cancelled repayment the description is ‘Adjustment to over-repayment recovery for yy/yy due to cancelled repayment’