Income Tax Rates and Personal Allowances

Current Rates and Allowances  

How much Income Tax you pay in each tax year depends on: 

  • how much of your income is above your Personal Allowance  
  • how much of your income falls within each tax band  

Some income is tax-free. 

Your Tax-Free Personal Allowance 

The standard Personal Allowance is £12,500, which is the amount of income you do not have to pay tax on.  

Your Personal Allowance may be bigger if you claim Marriage Allowance or Blind Person’s Allowance. It is smaller if your income is over £100,000.  

Income Tax Rates and Bands  

The table shows the tax rates you pay in each band if you have a standard Personal Allowance of £12,500. 

BandTaxable IncomeTax Rate
Personal AllowanceUp to £12,5000%
Basic Rate£12,501 to £50,00020%
Higher Rate£50,001 to £150,00040%
Additional Rateover £150,00045%
You can also see the rates and bands without the Personal Allowance. You do not get a Personal Allowance on taxable income over £125,000. 

If you are Employed or get a Pension 

Check your Income Tax to see: 

  • your Personal Allowance and tax code 
  • how much tax you have paid in the current tax year 
  • how much you are likely to pay for the rest of the year 

Other Allowances 

You have tax-free allowances for: 

You may also have tax-free allowances for: 

Find out whether you are eligible for the trading and property allowances.  

You pay tax on any interest, dividends or income over your allowances. 

Paying Less Income Tax 

You may be able to claim Income Tax reliefs if you are eligible for them. 

If you are Married or in a Civil Partnership 

You may be able to claim Marriage Allowance to reduce your partner’s tax if your income is less than the standard Personal Allowance.  

If you do not claim Marriage Allowance and you or your partner were born before 6 April 1935, you may be able to claim Married Couple’s Allowance.  

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