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Salary after tax calculator

Quickly calculate your take home pay and know how much you pay in taxes.
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Income breakdown
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Income tax
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Income tax
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How your income tax is calculated

There are two main components that are taken off your gross pay –
income tax and national insurance contributions made by your employer.

In your case when you earn £4,083:

Income tax breakdown

You pay no income tax on first £1,042 that you make

You pay £608 at basic income tax rate (20%) on the next £3,042

National insurance contributions breakdown

No contributions on the first £792 that you make

You pay £395 in contributions (at 12%) on the next £3,292 that you make

On top of these, your employer will also pay £454 of additional NI contributions, but these don’t come out of your salary. Your employer has to cover them.

What’s meant by salary after tax?

When you earn money over a certain threshold, you have to pay Income Tax and National Insurance. If you’re employed and you get paid a salary every month, you’re taxed by a system called Pay As You Earn (PAYE). This means that Income Tax and National Insurance are deducted automatically from your salary by your employer before it hits your bank account. When you’re self-employed, the system works a little differently. You have to file a tax return to declare your earnings and then you National Insurance and Income Tax manually on the day of the tax return deadline. When you pay online, this deadline is 31st January. 

When you earn money from both employment and other sources (e.g. you rent out a room in the house you own or have a side business), you’ll owe tax on the total amount. 

My pay is less than what’s on the calculator

If you’re PAYE, there will be more deducted from your salary than just National Insurance and Income Tax. You may have a workplace pension, your student loan repayments or any other workplace benefits being deducted from your monthly pay. What our calculator shows you is how much tax is deducted based on what you earn.

Are there any other taxes to pay?

Is water wet? There are of course more taxes to pay than just National Insurance and Income Tax. But the taxes you may owe depend on the source of your untaxed income. Here are some examples:

  • A house sale – Capital Gains Tax
  • Profits made selling crypto – Capital Gains Tax
  • Money made from an estate after someone dies – Inheritance Tax
  • Money made from dividends – Income Tax, but at special rates for dividend earnings
  • Earnings from a side-hustle – Income Tax

How to use the calculator

It’s really easy. Just put in your annual salary/earnings, choose whether you want to see your monthly or yearly salary after tax, then choose the tax year in question. This is important because some years, the tax rates are updated in the budget.

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