Quickly use our salary calculator to check the tax you pay & your net wage. UK income tax calculator shows your take home pay and PAYE owed to HMRC. Just enter your salary into our UK tax calculator.

Guide to 'getting paid'

  • Gross income - The total salary / wage / pay before any deductions or taxes
  • Income tax - A tax on an employee for being employed. Collected through PAYE by the employer
  • National insurance - A contribution an employee makes for certain benefits including the state pension. Collected through PAYE by the employer
  • PAYE (Pay As You Earn) - A process by which HMRC collects employee taxes directly from the employer
  • Net pay - Also known as net salary or net income. This is the take home pay received after any deductions or taxes have been subtracted from Gross income


Personal Tax Free Allowance

Tax Year Personal Tax Allowance
2015 / 2016 £10,600
2014 / 2015 £10,000
2013 / 2014 £9,440
2012 / 2013 £8,105
2011 / 2012 £7,475

Note that for UK income above £100,000, the Personal Allowance reduces by £1 for every £2 of income above the £100,000 limit.

Income Tax Bands

Tax Year Basic Rate Higher Rate Additional Rate
2015 / 2016 £0 - £31,785 (20%) £31,785 - £150,000 (40%) £150,000+ (45%)
2014 / 2015 £0 - £31,865 (20%) £31,865 - £150,000 (40%) £150,000+ (45%)
2013 / 2014 £0 - £32,010 (20%) £32,010 - £150,000 (40%) £150,000+ (45%)
2012 / 2013 £0 - £34,370 (20%) £34,370 - £150,000 (40%) £150,000+ (50%)
2011 / 2012 £0 - £35,000 (20%) £35,000 - £150,000 (40%) £150,000+ (50%)

National Insurance Bands

Tax Year Primary Threshold Secondary Threshold Lower Earnings Limit Upper Earnings Limit
2015 / 2016 £8,060 £8,112 £5,824 £42,385
2014 / 2015 £7,956 £7,956 £5,772 £41,865
2013 / 2014 £7,755 £7,696 £5,668 £41,450
2012 / 2013 £7,605 £7,488 £5,564 £42,475
2011 / 2012 £7,225 £7,072 £5,304 £42,475

Income tax calculator UK tax brackets and income calculator personal allowance thresholds are checked to HMRC's rates and allowances for Income Tax and National Insurance Contributions.