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Income tax calculator

Calculate the income tax and National Insurance you'll pay in the 2021-22 tax year - as well as what you'll owe for 2020-21

When you earn money from employment, you may need to pay income tax and National Insurance contributions from your earnings.

How much income tax you pay will depend on your earnings and tax-free allowances.

To find out the full rates you need to pay, read our income tax guides.

Alternatively, you can use our calculator to work out your total tax bill - simply enter your salary below.

This calculator has been updated with 2021-22 income tax and National Insurance rates and thresholds as set out in the Budget. To see how much you owe for the previous year, use the drop-down to select the 2020-21,2019-20 or 2018-19 tax year.


How much income tax do I pay?

You're able to earn a certain amount of income tax-free each year. In the 2021-22 tax year, that personal allowance will rise to £12,570.

On income between £12,571 and £50,270, you'll pay income tax at 20% - known as the basic rate.

Between £50,271 and £150,000, you'll pay at 40% (known as the higher rate) and above £150,000, you'll pay 45% (the additional rate). 

Note that your personal allowance decreases by £1 for every £2 you earn over £100,000. This means that in 2019-20 once your income is over £125,000, you'll be taxed on your full earnings. 

To find out more, read our guide to what taxes you pay.