How much Income tax on £85000 a year UK?

When you earn £85,000 a year, the income tax would be £21432.00, which equates to £1786.00 monthly. On this earnings, you also make NI contributions of £4464.60 on your £85,000 per year salary.

UK Income Tax Calculation

UK income tax calculations for employees are based on tax year 2023-24:

How is Income tax calculated on £85000 per year UK?

The UK Government sets income tax rates for salaries and other income sources. The current tax rate and calculation for the tax year 2023/24 is below:

CategoryThresholdRate
Personal allowance£12,570free
Basic rate£12,571 to £50,27020%
Higher rate£50,271 to £125,14040%
Additional rateOver £125,14145%

If you make £85,000 a year, you will not be taxed at 40% of this entire amount. The amount breaks down:

  • £12,570 = Tax-free
  • £50,270 – £12,570 = £37,700 = 20% = £7,540
  • £85,000 – £50,270 = £34,730 = 40% = £13,892

The total income tax you would pay on earning £85,000 per year, would be £7,540 + £13,892 = £21,432.00.

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