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What are the dividend tax rates in the UK?

How to calculate the tax on dividends

  1. add your income from dividends to your all other income (employment, rental income, etc.)
  2. then work out your income tax band
  3. you’ll pay tax on all your dividends based on what is your highest tax band.

The dividend tax rates in 2020/21

This year the dividend tax rates are:

  • 0% on the first £2,000 from dividends (this is called the Dividend Allowance)
  • 0% if your total income is under the Personal Allowance (£12,500)
  • 7.5% if you’re a basic rate taxpayer
  • 32.5% if you’re a higher rate taxpayer
  • 38.1% if you’re an additional rate taxpayer.

How about dividends from investments?

Rules are simple here:

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