My summary says that my tax refund has been used on my unpaid taxes. What does this mean?
Your tax summary includes a notification that your tax refund has been used to cover your other taxes. You can see your summary in MyTax.
For example, if your tax assessment ended in August and resulted in a refund to be paid to you in October, this refund is used to pay for your taxes from your assessment end date up until the 4th of the following month. You can see the end date of your tax assessment on your tax decision or in MyTax. You can also see information on how your tax refund has been used in MyTax. See instructions: How to see if your tax refund has been used for payment of taxes.
Your tax refund will be used on existing unpaid taxes on the tax assessment end date. The refund will also be used on upcoming taxes on their due date, even if you make a payment to the Tax Administration on that date. For example, if your tax assessment ended on 10 October, the refund may have been used to pay for your overdue taxes on 10 October, self-assessed taxes on 12 October and tax prepayments on 23 October. You will be notified of this in October’s tax summary, which will be available for viewing in MyTax from 1 November.
In addition, if you have inheritance taxes or gift taxes due on 1 November, the refund may also be used on them. You will be notified of this in the next tax summary, which will be available for viewing in MyTax from 1 December.
What if my tax refund was used to cover a tax, but I also paid the tax myself?
If you paid your tax on the due date and your tax refund was also used to cover the tax, the payment you made will usually be sent back to you in a week. However, if you have other overdue taxes or future instalments of the same tax to pay, or if the Tax Administration does not have your bank account number, the payment cannot be sent back to you.
If the tax you paid was a self-assessed tax, how you receive your payment back depends on what you have selected as your refund time and refund limit in MyTax. Read more about refunds of self-assessed taxes. If you have selected that your payments should be used to pay for upcoming self-assessed taxes, you can request your payment to be refunded back to you. See the guidance: How to request a refund of your payment in MyTax
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