United Kingdom Income Tax Calculator

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Updated for 2021 Tax Year
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Summary

Map of the UK

Enter your salary into the calculator above to find out how taxes in the UK affect your income. You'll then get your estimated take home pay, a detailed breakdown of your potential tax liability, and a quick summary down here so you can have a better idea of what to expect when planning your budget.

If you make 0 a year living in the UK, we estimate that you'll be taxed 0. In almost all cases, your employer will automatically withhold this amount from your paychecks and thus your take home pay should be around 0 per year or 0 per month. Lastly, your average tax rate ends up being around 0 %. Note that this estimate is based only on the most common standard deductions and credits, if any. If you are eligible for additional deductions and credits, your taxes may be lower.

What is the income tax rate in the UK?

The individual income tax rate in the UK is progressive and ranges from 19% to 46% depending on your income. For more details, check out our detail section.

Details about income tax in the UK

The personal income tax system in the UK is a progressive tax system. This means that your income is split into multiple brackets where lower brackets are taxed at lower rates and higher brackets are taxed at higher rates.

For England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, the income tax ranges from 20% to 45%.

For 2021 tax year

Taxable Income (GBP)Tax Rate
First 37,70020%
From 37,700 to 150,00040%
From 150,000 onwards45%

For Scotland, the income tax ranges from 19% to 46%.

For 2021 tax year

Taxable Income (GBP)Tax Rate
First 2,09719%
From 2,097 to 12,72620%
From 12,726 to 31,09221%
From 31,092 to 150,00041%
From 150,000 onwards46%

A standard personal allowance exists which helps to lower the taxable income. This deduction is reduced for those earning over £100,000 in a year and completely phases out for those earning over a certain amount.

Social Security in the UK

Payments to social security in the United Kingdom are also called "national insurance contributions" (NICs) and these contributions also operate on a progressive system with rates that range from 0% to 12% depending on your income. These are generally not tax deductible.

Participation in this system allows access to benefits including the state pension and jobseeker's allowance, among many others.

Resident status and income tax in the UK

Residents that are domiciled in the United Kingdom will be taxed on their worldwide income while non-residents will usually only be taxed on their UK-source income.

Tax rates and rules for normal employment income basically do not vary much between residents and non-residents. However, tax rates and rules for many other types of income can vary considerably. As our focus is on normal employment income, those other differences will not be covered here.

Individuals are considered resident taxpayers in the UK if they pass at least one of the "automatic UK tests" and none of the "automatic overseas tests".

The "automatic UK tests" consist of several definitions. We'll cover some of them here.

  • The first is staying 183 days in a calendar year in the UK.
  • The second is that the only home of an individual is located in the UK for at least 91 days in a calendar year.
  • The third is working in a full time job in the UK with an average of 35 hours or more a week over the span of 365 days with most of those days falling within a calendar year.

As for the "automatic overseas tests", there are also several definitions too.

  • One of them is being a UK resident in one or more of the previous three tax years but only spent fewer than 16 days in the UK in a calendar year.
  • Another one is not being a UK resident in any of the previous three tax years and also spending fewer than 46 days in the UK in a calendar year.
  • Yet another one is working full time overseas while spending fewer than 31 days working in the UK and fewer than 91 present in the UK.

If individuals do not pass any of the "automatic UK tests" or the "automatic overseas tests" they can still be considered resident taxpayers if they have "sufficient UK ties" in a year. These ties to the UK can involve family, work, accommodation, 90 days spent in the UK in previous tax years, or if the UK is the country in which the individuals primarily spend most of their time. The more days individuals spend in the UK, the fewer UK related ties are needed for them to pass the "sufficient ties test", ranging from one tie if they spend more than 120 days in the UK to four ties if they spend fewer than 46 days in the UK.

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Quick Facts about the UK

  • Main Language(s):English
  • Currency:Pound Sterling (£)
  • Capital:London
  • Total Population:67,886,004
  • Most Populous City:London
  • Time Zone(s):UTC
    (Summer: UTC+1)
  • International Phone Code:+44
  • Driving Side:Left
  • Climate:Mostly temperate, often cloudy and rainy

Tax Calculator Disclaimer

  • Tax situations vary widely and calculations can get very complex. This calculator only provides an estimate according to the most common scenarios for salary (standard employment income) that comes from an employer. If you are self-employed, your taxes might differ.
  • There may be additional deductions, credits, exemptions, allowances, reliefs, etc depending on many factors. Some factors are about your family such as the number of dependents, children, relatives, parents, etc. Other factors may include mortgage payments, property depreciation, charitible donations, additional voluntary retirement contributions, etc. Whether or not you are handicapped and/or disabled may also sometimes be an additional factor.
  • Depending on region and jurisdiction, salary bonuses may be treated and taxed differently from standard salary. Additionally, some cities may have city specific income tax.
  • This calculator only estimates income tax. It does not consider other taxes like property tax, self-employment tax, capital gains tax, dividend tax, etc.
  • Calculators from other sites may show slightly different numbers due to different deductions/credits being included or they are based on data from a different year.
  • Investomatica is not a tax advisor. While we try our best to stay up to date with changes in tax codes, we make no guarantee our calculator will always be accurate. Generally, we review changes once a year. If you notice a major miscalculation or error with our calculator (most likely caused by a typo somewhere), feel free to direct message us on twitter and let us know. However, if you have specific tax questions, please consult a licensed tax professional.

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