Who pays income tax?

Everybody living and working in the UK who receives taxable income will be subject to income tax. Tax is due on the amount of your taxable income after taking off any tax-free allowances you are entitled to.

The HM Revenue and Customs website provides detailed information regarding taxable and non-taxable income. You may also find helpful information on the Low Incomes Tax Reform Group website.

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