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Dividend tax calculator 2018/19

Use our 2018/19 dividend tax calculator to work out how much tax you'll pay on the profits you make on shares.

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Dividend tax calculator 2018/19 What is the dividend tax allowance in 2018/19?
Dividend tax rates in 2018/19

This calculator helps you work out how much dividend tax you'll pay on the dividends you earn. 

Dividends are a share of the profits a company makes, paid out to its shareholders. You can find out all the background and what you need to know in our guide to dividend tax.

To use our calculator, simply enter in the amount of dividends you'll earn over the 2018/19 tax year. 

You'll also need to enter in your gross income for the year so that we can correctly work out what rate of dividend tax you'll pay.

If you want to know how much tax you'll pay on dividends from the 2017/18 tax year to complete your self-assessment tax return, use the 'tax year' drop down to navigate to the previous tax year.  

Dividend tax calculator 2018/19

What is the dividend tax allowance in 2018/19?

You can earn up to £2,000 in dividends in the 2018/19 before you pay any dividend income tax. 

This allowance has fallen from £5,000 in the 2017/18 tax year.

 

Dividend tax rates in 2018/19

The amount of tax you pay on dividends in the 2018/19 tax year remains unchanged from 2017/18.

  • Basic-rate taxpayers pay 7.5% on dividends
  • Higher-rate taxpayers pay 32.5% on dividends
  • Additional-rate taxpayers pay 38.1% on dividends

Read our dividend tax guide to find out more about how the tax is applied.

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