What is the P45 form and why is it important?

The P45 form is a statement that summarises your tax contributions from employment for the current tax year.

It's issued to you by your employer when you leave their employment or change jobs.

You should receive two copies of it:

  • one for yourself
  • another for your future employer.

What's in a P45 form

  • Your National Insurance number
  • When you left work
  • How much you earned in the given tax year
  • How much tax has been paid
  • How much National Insurance was paid
  • Your details and your employer's
  • Your last used Tax Code.

What does a P45 look like

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

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What is a P45 needed for

  • Preparing your personal (self assessment tax return)
  • To be given to your new employer (if you've changed jobs)
  • Your tax records (to handle possible tax disputes).

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