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    • EmRey
    • By EmRey 15th Jun 17, 4:51 PM
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    • 15th Jun 17, 4:51 PM
    Two Jobs 15th Jun 17 at 4:51 PM
    I am currently at university and have a nil hours contract job that I work over the holidays when I am home. Because I don't earn enough I don't pay tax. However, I have just got a new job as well as my nil hours one which is just a 4 hours a week contract so I will still be under the tax allowance. Will I still pay no tax or will I have to pay because I had two jobs? Even though with both it will be well under £1100?

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    • molerat
    • By molerat 15th Jun 17, 5:35 PM
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    • 15th Jun 17, 5:35 PM
    You need to get HMRC to split your tax codes between the 2 jobs as, unless HMRC tell them different, the 2nd job will tax you at 20% on all your earnings and you will have to claim it back. What will the total earnings from each job be for the whole tax year ?
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    • 00ec25
    • By 00ec25 15th Jun 17, 5:59 PM
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    • 15th Jun 17, 5:59 PM
    you get one personal allowance of £11,500 per year. That converts to tax code 1150

    where you have 2 jobs you can ask HMRC to split that code between each job so that your earnings in each job remain below the individual tax codes.

    obviously with a zero hours contract you do not have a steady pay level so your best option is to estimate how much you will earn in each tob, add the 2 figures together, check the total is less than 11,500 and then ask HMRC to allocate your split code to each employer in accordance with your guess. eg: £2,000 in job 1 and £8,000 in job 2 would become tax codes 300 and 850 (total 1150) that way both codes are bigger than your expected earnings in each job so you will not pay tax in either job.

    employers can't split codes, only you can by asking HMRC
    • polymaff
    • By polymaff 15th Jun 17, 7:56 PM
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    • 15th Jun 17, 7:56 PM
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    • 15th Jun 17, 7:56 PM
    I am currently at university and have a nil hours contract job that I work over the holidays when I am home. Because I don't earn enough I don't pay tax. However, I have just got a new job as well as my nil hours one which is just a 4 hours a week contract so I will still be under the tax allowance. Will I still pay no tax or will I have to pay because I had two jobs? Even though with both it will be well under £1100[0]?
    Originally posted by EmRey
    Are either of these jobs self-employment?
    • Dazed and confused
    • By Dazed and confused 15th Jun 17, 8:36 PM
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    • 15th Jun 17, 8:36 PM
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    • 15th Jun 17, 8:36 PM
    If I were you I'd wait until I got my first payslip from the new job, check my personal tax account to check HMRC have the new job payslip details then phone HMRC and ask them to split your tax allowance of £11500 between the two jobs in whichever way works best for you.

    Make sure HMRC issue your new tax codes on a "cumulative" basis and then you'll get any excess tax deducted by your new employer back the first time they pay you after they get the new tax code.
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