What documents does my employer have to give me at the end of each tax year?

Shortly after the end of each tax year (5 April), you will receive a form P60 from your employer. This form will show:

  • your total taxable pay for the year;
  • the tax deducted; and
  • your PAYE code number.

By law your employer must have supplied this to you by 31 May following the end of the tax year. If you have lost your P60, you can ask your employer for a duplicate. If they provide this, it must be clearly marked 'duplicate'. Your employer is obliged to tell HMRC your P60 information.

This means that, if you have lost your P60, you can ask HM Revenue and Customs to provide written confirmation of pay and tax details, for example, if you require this for a mortgage application.

If your employer pays you expenses, or provides you with benefits in kind such as a company car, your employer will use form P11D to let HMRC know the amounts paid.

Your employer is obliged to tell you the value of any benefits or expenses paid. Most employers do this by providing you with a copy of the P11D. You should receive a copy of the form from your employer by 6 July following the end of the tax year.

If you are an employee (but not a director) and your total earnings plus the value of your benefits do not exceed £8,500, your employer will use a form P9D to provide information to both you and HMRC.

This is because tax is only due on benefits in kind and expenses where the total of these including your salary exceeds £8,500. More information on benefits in kind can be found on the Low Incomes Tax Reform Group website.

Note: This content is provided as general background information and should not be taken as legal advice or financial advice for your particular situation. Make sure to get individual advice on your case from your union, a source on our free help page or an independent financial advisor before taking any action.

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