£55,000 After Tax Explained
Now let's see how we've calculated your tax on your £55,000 income.
- You have a tax free personal allowance of £12,500 (for earnings between Apr 2019-Apr 2020) – this means that on £12,500 from your salary you won’t pay any tax.
- As your total yearly earnings of £55,000 are above this personal allowance, you will have to pay tax on the earnings that are above this sum - in your case, if we deduct £12,500 from your £55,000 income, we'll be left with a taxable amount of £42,500.
- This means that out of your total earnings of £55,000, you will pay a total of £9,500 in tax this year, which amounts to £792 per month.
- Apart from the income tax calculated above, you might also have to pay National Insurance on some part of your salary.
- Please note: There are different tax rules for Scotland. To calculate you tax and net pay for Scotland, please use our advanced tax calculator.
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National Insurance Explained
Apart from income tax, you might also need to pay National Insurance if you earn above £8,632 this financial year (or above £719/month).
- As your total yearly earnings of £55,000 are above this threshold , you will have to pay National Insurance on the sum that is above £8,632.
- This means that a total amount of £46,368 from your earnings will be liable for National Insurance.
- On this sum, you'll pay a total amount of £5,064 in National Insurance (or £422/month).
- Here is how NI brackets Works in the UK:
- You have a NI free earning bracket - you won't have to pay NI for the first £8,632 that you are earning in a year. If you earn above this sum: 12% NI on the earnings between £8,632 and £50,000
- You’ll pay 12% NI on the earnings between £8,632 and £50,000
- You’ll pay 2% NI on the earnings above £50,000
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£ 55,000 after tax break-down
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