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    • sagal1982
    • By sagal1982 18th Apr 17, 8:16 PM
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    Second Job - tax?
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    • 18th Apr 17, 8:16 PM
    Second Job - tax? 18th Apr 17 at 8:16 PM
    Hi all
    I am starting a new job salary £32500. I will also be working 5 hours a week in a second job at a rate of approx £23p/h on zero hours contract.
    Am I right in thinking as soon as my combined (both primary and second job) income hits £33500, the extra income from the second job will be taxed at 40%?
    Is there any way I can avoid this?
    Any ideas most welcome,,,
    Last edited by sagal1982; 18-04-2017 at 8:34 PM.
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    • badmemory
    • By badmemory 18th Apr 17, 9:13 PM
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    • 18th Apr 17, 9:13 PM
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    • 18th Apr 17, 9:13 PM
    You seem to be forgetting your personal allowance £11500
    • molerat
    • By molerat 18th Apr 17, 9:20 PM
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    • 18th Apr 17, 9:20 PM
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    • 18th Apr 17, 9:20 PM
    A long way off 40% but one way to avoid it is by pension contributions.
    • Dazed and confused
    • By Dazed and confused 18th Apr 17, 9:50 PM
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    Dazed and confused
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    • 18th Apr 17, 9:50 PM
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    • 18th Apr 17, 9:50 PM
    And Scottish tax rates for 17/18 are:
    first £11,500 @ 0% (ie personal allowance)
    next £31,500 @ 20% (basic rate)
    obviously therefore higher rate tax starts at £43,000

    You appear to be some way short of this but pay rise at main job or extra hours at second job could see you getting close (even to the rest of the UK rates posted by eggha).

    To keep things upto date you can log into your personal tax account on and provide details of how much you expect to earn at each job (wait until you have actually been paid by each company before attempting this).
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