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Income Tax, NI And Dividend Tax Rates For 2022/2023


Personal Tax and National Insurance Rates 2022/2023

Are you searching for the latest information on UK income tax, national insurance, and dividend tax rates for the 2022/2023 tax year?

Look no further! In this article, we provide a comprehensive guide on these tax rates to help you stay informed and plan ahead.

Income Tax Rates for 2022/2023

Income tax is a critical aspect of personal finance in the UK, calculated based on taxable income.

The tax-free personal allowance for the 2022/2023 tax year is £12,570.

The following table highlights the UK income tax rates and bands for the 2022/2023 tax year:

  • Basic rate: 20% (on taxable income up to £50,270)
  • Higher rate: 40% (on taxable income between £50,271 and £150,000)
  • Additional rate: 45% (on taxable income over £150,000)

Please note that your tax free personal allowance reduces by £1 for every £2 you earn above £100,000, therefore you do not receive a tax free personal allowance if your taxable income is above £125,140.

National Insurance Rates for 2022/2023

National insurance is a social security tax that helps fund various government benefits, including the state pension and the NHS.

The following table highlights the UK national insurance rates and thresholds for the 2022/2023 tax year:

  • Class 1 National Insurance for employees: 12% (on taxable earnings between £12,570 and £50,270) and 2% (on taxable earnings over £50,270)
  • Class 2 National Insurance for the self-employed: £163.80 (Fixed rate when you earn over £11,908)
  • Class 4 National Insurance for the self-employed: 9.73% (on taxable profits between £11,909 and £50,270) and 2.3% (on taxable profits over £50,270)

Dividend Tax Rates for 2022/2023

Dividends are payments made to shareholders from a company’s profits and are subject to a specific tax rate separate from the income tax rate.

The tax-free dividend allowance for the 2022/2023 tax year is £2,000. This is on top of the £12,570 tax free personal allowance.

The following table highlights the UK dividend tax rates for the 2022/2023 tax year:

  • Basic rate: 8.75% (on taxable income up to the basic rate income tax band)
  • Higher rate: 33.75% (on taxable income within the higher rate income tax band)
  • Additional rate: 39.35% (on taxable income within the additional rate income tax band)

How to Reduce Your Tax Liabilities

Minimizing your tax liabilities is a smart financial strategy.

There are various strategies you can use to reduce your tax burden, including taking advantage of tax-free allowances, making contributions to a pension scheme, and seeking professional tax advice.

At Edwards Bailey Chartered Accountants we can help you determine the best tax planning strategies for your situation.

Stay Informed and Plan Ahead

In conclusion, staying informed about the UK income tax, national insurance, and dividend tax rates for the 2022/2023 tax year is essential for financial planning.

By understanding these rates, personal allowances, and taking advantage of tax planning strategies, you can minimize your overall tax burden and ensure your financial security.

If you would like to discuss your personal tax affairs please contact us for a free no obligation consultation.

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