Tax calculator


Are you paying the right amount of tax? None of us wants to pay more tax than we have to, so it’s always worth checking you’re paying the right amount.

Use our tax calculator to work out how much tax you’ll pay to HMRC this year, or you may want to check last year’s tax bill.

It won’t take long and you might be pleasantly surprised by the results

If you think your income tax figure may be wrong, you need to contact your opens link in new window local tax office.

Before you use the tax calculator‚ to complete the process, you may find it's best to gather the documents you'll need.

Tax information

Before starting the calculator, you will find it useful to have details of:

  • the amount you have earned through any work in the relevant tax year. This can be found on a P60, payslips and accounts or records of payment for self employed work.
  • the amount you’ve received in state pension and any other taxable benefits. This can be found on an annual statement or confirmation of a new claim from the Pension Service or the Department of Work and Pensions.
  • the amount you have received from private and work pensions (see annual pension statement).
  • other non savings income for example income from land, property or money left in a will.
  • all of the interest earned on savings and investments. This includes interest on all of your bank accounts, and any bonds or shares you have. You would find this information on bank statements, annual statements about investments or, for shares, on an annual tax voucher or share dividend statement.
  • the total amount of any pension contributions you have made, ie money you have put into your pension pot during the tax year eg wage slips or annual statements from your pension company.

This site is free and no personal information is required.

(Please note that this tax calculator won’t be applicable to you if you have an income of over £100,000. This tax calculator also doesn’t take into account Venture Capital Trusts (VCTs), Enterprise Investment Schemes (EIS) or Community Investment Tax Relief (CIT).

Please also note that when calculating Gift Aid you need to have paid at least as much tax as the amount the recipient of your gift can reclaim. If you make Gift Aid payments in excess of that amount then you should not use this calculator; and if you are due a repayment this may have to be restricted so that the tax paid and not repaid does not fall below that amount.)


Initial questions

 
Date of birth  
Are you married or in a civil partnership?   Yes   No
Are you entitled to Blind Person's Allowance?   Yes   No

Tips

  • All figures that you enter into the calculator should be annual amounts
  • Round all amounts to the nearest pound in your favour. So for income, round down, and for any outgoings, round up.
  • For help with a question, click on the information icon next to it.

Useful documents

  • Before you use the tax calculator‚ to complete the process, you may find it's best to gather the documents you'll need.

    Tax information

    Before starting the calculator, you will find it useful to have details of:

    • the amount you have earned through any work in the relevant tax year. This can be found on a P60, payslips and accounts or records of payment for self employed work.
    • the amount you’ve received in state pension and any other taxable benefits. This can be found on an annual statement or confirmation of a new claim from the Pension Service or the Department of Work and Pensions.
    • the amount you have received from private and work pensions (see annual pension statement).
    • other non savings income for example income from land, property or money left in a will.
    • all of the interest earned on savings and investments. This includes interest on all of your bank accounts, and any bonds or shares you have. You would find this information on bank statements, annual statements about investments or, for shares, on an annual tax voucher or share dividend statement.
    • the total amount of any pension contributions you have made, ie money you have put into your pension pot during the tax year eg wage slips or annual statements from your pension company.

Further information

  • You can find out more information on the
    opens link in new window HMRC website
  • You can get more assistance with tax matters from Tax Help for Older People. Call 0845 601 3321 (weekdays 10am - 5pm) or visit
    opens link in new window www.taxvol.org.uk
  • If you think your income tax figure may be wrong, you need to contact your opens link in new window local tax office.
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