Wednesday 16 March 2011

Termination Payments

[Thanks to Simon Steen of Steen & Co for this information]

On 6th April 2011, the Income Tax (Pay As You Earn) (Amendment) Regulations 2011 come into force.

At present, when a payment is made to a departed employee after their P45 has been produced, income tax is deducted at basic rate only (and they are responsible for any additional tax) using a 'BR' tax code. After 6th April 2011, tax at the full 20%, 40% or 50% rates must be deducted from post-termination payments (using the '0T' tax code).

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