How much can you make before you have to pay taxes?

The current amount that you can earn before paying any tax is: £6,475

If you earn below the tax free allowance you can claim back any tax that you have paid. Any amount earned over £6,475 will be taxed at 20% until you become a higher rate tax payer when you will pay 40% tax.

Even if you have earned above £6,475 you may still be due a tax rebate, you can check if you have your P60 by using our tax rebate calculator.

If you have any questions, leave them in the comments below.


  1. george says:

    I have two pensions on PAYE both add up to £29,000 I have just started paying 40% on my lower pension can i find out why

    • TaxFix says:

      george: I would contact either your pension company and/or your local tax office and ask them for a breakdown of your tax code.

  2. Jane rowles says:

    How do i find out if i m paying to much tax because i am the only one working in my household and i am bringing up two children on my own. thankyou

  3. Ben says:

    I earned 15 307.5 with both employers but paid 796.80 tax only. Will I have to repay the tax?

  4. mark says:

    I earned £6224.38 last year and paid £902.80 in tax, will i get all that back and if so, how do i go about getting it?


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