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Court Fee Remission - Refused due to savings?

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13 Jul 11 #277890 by frozenman77
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I recently applied for court fee remission (Remission 2 - Gross Income below £13,000) using the EX160 form.

It was rejected for the following reason; "savings are classed as additional income and this exceeds the yearly allowance".

I have disclosed the annual interest income from savings, and don't think how much money I have should come into it. Cay anyone confirm this?

Thank you.

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13 Jul 11 #277892 by rubytuesday
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Erm, of course the amount of money you have comes into it.

Did you read the accompanying notes on form Ex160a ? This does emntion savings, but the actual EX160 doesnt, for some reason. Depending on how much savings you have, you could try appealing the decision.

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13 Jul 11 #277896 by frozenman77
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The new version of the EX160A doesn't say you must disclose your savings (as you say, no box to do so). The old EX160 had boxes for your to enter your savings as well as income from savings. Remission 2 seems only to be interested in Gross Annual Income, not capital assets. Can you confirm this?

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