Updated : 26/03/2014
You begin paying social-security contributions as soon as you start work in the UK.
Your employer usually deducts your social-security contributions from your earnings.
What's left of your gross income in the United Kingdom after deduction of taxes and social-security contributions?
Income tax is progressive — the more you earn, the higher your rate.
Social security rates vary depending on the level of earnings and other factors.
Take into account:
As an employee, you can pay your income tax under a system called Pay As You Earn (PAYE). Under PAYE, your employer deducts tax from your salary and pays it over to the Inland Revenue.
Many people whose income is wholly or mainly dealt with through PAYE do not need to complete tax returns. Those with more complicated tax affairs may need to complete a return.
If you have a complaint about the way in which your tax affairs have been handled or wish to appeal against a HM Revenue & Customs decision, you can do so.
Check also what your EU rights are.
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