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The P60 form: how to get one for your Self Assessment tax return

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  • Last updated 28 Apr 2022

A P60 form is a statement that summarises how much tax your employer paid.

Your employer should give you one at the end of each tax year (31st of May).

Most employers do it by the end of April when they run their monthly payroll.

What’s in a P60 form

  • Your National Insurance number
  • How much you earned in a given tax year (gross income)
  • How much tax and NI your employer has paid
  • Your details along with your employer’s
  • Your tax code

What does a P60 form look like

There is no standard format for a P60 (each may look a bit different), but the minimum information on it is always the same.

Your employer provides this information to HMRC. Based on this information, HMRC makes their tax calculations.

You should keep your P60 for your tax records.

What do you need a P60 for

  • To prepare your annual Self Assessment tax return
  • For your tax records and tax disputes
  • Sometimes when dealing with banks (proof of income for mortgages, personal loans, credit card applications, etc.

TaxScouts can get your Self Assessment done without a P60, as long as you have access to your HMRC Government Gateway.

How to get your P60

After every tax year, your employer should provide you with your P60. However, if they haven’t, you can always request it from them. If you lose it, you can contact your employer for a replacement as they’re required to keep it on record for three years. If they aren’t able to produce another one, don’t panic!

HMRC aren’t able to provide a replacement copy but you can:

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