Each week we get a large number of questions regarding P60s and P45s. Our tax experts have compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions and answers. If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact us on the Email address below:
What is a P60?
A P60 is a tax document, issued by your employer at the end of the tax year, usually around April or May.
What does my P60 show?
Your P60 will show the following information:
- Your national insurance number
- Your income for the tax year
- The amount you paid in tax in the tax year
- Other additional information
Why have I been given more then one P60?
If you have changed jobs part way through the tax year, you may be given more then one P60, one from each employer.
What do I do if I have lost or am not given a P60?
Your employer is required by law to provide you with a copy of your P60 and should do so automatically. If you have been given a P60 but have lost it, you can ask your former employer for a statement of earnings which is a sufficient replacement when claiming a tax refund.
What is the difference between a P60 and a P45?
A P45 is given to you when you finish working for an employer whereas a P60 is given to you at the end of the tax year. You can read more about P45’s on our P45 information page.
How do I know if I am due a tax refund from my P60?
There should be a tax figure and an income figure on your P60. This shows how much you have earned and paid in tax in the year. Input these amounts into our tax refund calculator and it will calculate whether you are due a tax rebate.
What if I do not want to or am unable to get my P60 or statement of earnings?
We can help you apply for a tax rebate from the Inland Revenue even if you do not have all of your P45s or P60s. We can obtain a maximum of two statement of earnings from previous employers.