Income Tax

Bands

2020-21

2019-20

Savings starting rate - 0%*

£1 - £5,000

£1 - £5,000

Basic rate 20%

£1 - £37,500

£1 - £37,500

Higher rate 40%

£37,501 - £150,000

£37,501 - £150,000

Additional rate 45%

Over £150,000

Over £150,000

 

 

 

Scottish rates     
Starter rate 19% £1 - £2,085 £1 - £2,049
Basic rate 20% £2,086 - £12,658 £2,050 - £12,444

Intermediate rate - 21%

£12,659 - £30,930

£12,445 - £30,930

Higher rate - 41%

£30,931 - £150,000

 £30,931 - £150,000

Additional rate - 46%

Over £150,000

Over £150,000 
     
Welsh rates    
Starter rate 0%* £1 - £5,000  £1 - £5,000 
Basic rate 20% £1 - £37,500   £1 - £37,500
Higher rate - 40% £37,501 - £150,000  £37,501 - £150,000 

Additional rate - 45%

Over £150,000 

 Over £150,000

 * The savings starting rate does not apply if non-savings income exceeds £5,000. 

Income tax in Scotland and Wales is payable on non-savings and non-dividend income.

Dividend allowance £2,000  £2,000
Dividend ordinary rate 7.5% 7.5%
Dividend upper rate
32.5% 32.5%
Dividend additional rate
38.1% 38.1%
Personal savings allowance
   
- basic rate taxpayers
£1,000 £1,000
- higher rate taxpayers
£500

£500

Reliefs

2020-21

2019-20

Personal allowance

 £12,500  £12,500

Registered blind person's allowance

£2,500

£2,450

Income limit for personal allowance*

£100,000

£100,000

 

* The personal allowance is gradually withdrawn by £1 for every £2 of income over £100,000. 

 

Married couple allowance - tax relief given at 10%

 

 

- Born before 6 April 1935

£9,075

£8,915

- Minimum amount*

£3,510

£3,450

- Income limit

£30,200

£29,600

- Marriage allowance*
£1,250 £1,250

 

 * A tax payer can transfer up to £1,250 (2019-20: £1,250) of their unused personal allowance to a spouse or civil partner who is not a higher rate tax payer.  

 

High Income Child Benefit Charge* on income over

£50,000

£50,000

 

* The tax charge is levied at the rate of 1% of the full child benefit award for each £100 that income exceeds £50,000, up to a maximum of 100% of the child benefit claimed.
Taxpayers can choose whether to continue receiving child benefit and pay the tax charge or may opt out of receiving the child benefit.

There is a cap on certain Income Tax reliefs of the greater of £50,000 or 25% of income.

 

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