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Additional rate tax

The additional rate tax is the top rate of income tax for high earners in the UK.

How much is the additional rate of tax this year?

In the 2019/2020 tax year, the additional rate is 45% on earnings above £150,000.

For example, if your annual income is £170,000, you’re an additional rate taxpayer, and you pay 45% tax on your income above £150,000. In this case, that’s 45% on £20,000: £9,000 in tax. For the rest of your income, you’ll pay tax at lower rates.

Also, if you’re in Scotland, the additional rate tax is actually 46% on earnings above the same £150,000 limit.

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