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Income Tax

Bands

2017-18

2016-17

Savings starting rate - 0%*

£0 - £5,000

£0 - £5,000

Basic rate 20%

£0 - £33,500

£0 - £32,000

Higher rate 40%

£33,501 - £150,000

£32,001 - £150,000

Additional rate 45%

Over £150,000

Over £150,000

Scottish Basic rate - 20%**

£0 - £31,500

-

Scottish Higher rate - 40%

£31,501 - £150,000

-
Scottish Additional rate - 45% Over £150,000 -

  

* Savings income is taxed at 0% up to £5,000 (2016-17: 0% up to £5,000). If an individuals
 taxable non-savings income exceeds £5,000 then the savings rate will not be available. 
 ** The Scottish Rate of Income Tax (SRIT) is payable on the non-savings and non-dividend 
 income of those defined as Scottish taxpayers.

 

Dividend allowance £5,000 £5,000 
Dividend ordinary rate 7.5% 7.5%
Dividend upper rate
32.5% 32.5%
Dividend additional rate
38.1% 38.1%
Personal savings allowance
   
- basic rate taxpayers
£1,000 £1,000
- higher rate taxpayers
£500

£500

Reliefs

2017-18

2016-17

Personal allowance

 £11,500  £11,000

Registered blind person's allowance

£2,320

£2,290

Income limit for personal allowance*

£100,000

£100,000

 

* The personal allowance is gradually withdrawn by £1 for every £2 of income over £100,000. 

 

Married couple allowance - tax relief given at 10%

 

 

- Born before 6 April 1935

£8,445

£8,355

- Minimum amount*

£3,260

£3,220

- Income limit

£28,000

£27,700

- Marriage allowance*
£1,150 £1,100

 * A tax payer can transfer up to £1,150 of their unused personal allowance to a spouse or civil partner who is not a higher rate tax payer.     

 

High Income Child Benefit Charge* on income over

£50,000

£50,000

 

* The tax charge is levied at the rate of 1% of the full child benefit award for each £100 that income exceeds £50,000, up to a maximum of 100% of the child benefit claimed.
Taxpayers can choose whether to continue receiving child benefit and pay the tax charge or may opt out of receiving the child benefit.

There is a cap on certain Income Tax reliefs of the greater of £50,000 or 25% of income.

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