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Tax codes for employees

POSTED BY: Gemma Penfold

09 March 20

The P9X form is used to notify employers of tax codes to use for employees. The form confirms expectations that the basic personal allowance for the tax year starting 6 April 2020 will remain at £12,500. The emergency tax code will remain at 1250L. The threshold (starting point) for PAYE will be £240 per week (£1,042 per month).

The basic rate limit is also expected to remain at £37,500 except for those defined as Scottish taxpayers who have a lower basic rate limit as well as an intermediate rate. As a result of the basic personal allowance remaining the same most tax codes should remain the same. The new form P9X is available online on GOV.UK to download or print.

The P9X (2020) form also includes information to help employers in the new tax year. The document reminds employers - that have new employees starting work between 6 April and 24 May 2020 and who provide you with a P45 - to follow the instructions at www.gov.uk/new-employee

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