What you should know:


Income Tax (Also known as pay as you earn)

This is tax deducted from salary paid by an employer.

Tax is due monthly on 22nd of the following month. If you pay staff on the 30th April, the tax is due to the revenue by the 22nd of May

Tax is due quarterly on the 19th of January, April, July and October of each year if the Contributions are less than £1500 per month.

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.

Income tax bands are different if you live in Scotland.


Taxable income

Tax rate

Personal Allowance

Up to £12,500


Basic rate

£12,501 to £50,000


Higher rate

£50,001 to £150,000


Additional rate

over £150,000


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.

VAT rates for goods and services


% of VAT

What the rate applies to



Most goods and services

Reduced rate


Some goods and services, eg children’s car seats and home energy

Zero rate


Zero-rated goods and services, eg most food and children’s clothes

The standard rate of VAT increased to 20% on 4 January 2011 (from 17.5%).

Some things are exempt from VAT, such as postage stamps, financial and property transactions.

Corporation Tax

Limited Companies pay Corporation Tax on its profits. The current rate for small companies is 19%

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