New job - 0 at end of tax code

I started a new job last month. First month I didn’t have my P45 from previous employer so went onto emergency tax, this month they’ve had my P45 and my tax code has a 0 at the end of it. 

I earn approx £14k a year more now and have been taxed almost £1k a month more so my take home pay is pretty much exactly the same as in my previous employment. Am I still on emergency tax or does anyone have any ideas? 

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  • Dazed_and_C0nfused
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    edited 9 October 2023 at 7:38PM
    The emergency tax code is 1257L.

    What was your tax code in your old job?

    What is the actual tax code your new employer is now using?  The 0 probably means it is being used on a cumulative basis (which is perfectly normal).

    Was there an overlap in jobs? 
    NB.  For tax purposes this is about when you were paid, not when you turned up and did some work.

    This is a good, and very simple, calculator you can use to check what the tax will be next payday.  Assuming you know what your taxable pay is likely to be.
  • Tax code old employer was using was 1257L. New employer is using 1257L 0 

    No overlap in jobs. Finished one on 3rd September and started the next on 4th September. Pay day in new job is 15th month, old job it was last day of the month. 
  • Tax code old employer was using was 1257L. New employer is using 1257L 0 

    No overlap in jobs. Finished one on 3rd September and started the next on 4th September. Pay day in new job is 15th month, old job it was last day of the month. 
    Do these jobs both pay monthly?

    If so we're you paid something on both 15 September and 30 September?
  • Yes both paid monthly. I got paid on 15th September in new job but only worked from 4th (got paid a whole month) then got paid for 3 days work (plus some expenses) in old job at end of Sept. 
  • Yes both paid monthly. I got paid on 15th September in new job but only worked from 4th (got paid a whole month) then got paid for 3 days work (plus some expenses) in old job at end of Sept. 
    So there was an overlap and you received two lots of tax code allowances in one (tax) month.

    I suspect that is now coming out in the wash in your October pay.

    Try using the calculator in my original post for your November pay and see what difference there is when compared to October.
  • Thanks so much - that makes sense, although in my first Sept pay in new job I was also on an emergency tax code (OT 1). Will it all just work out in the wash or do I need to chase with someone in payroll? 

    Can’t seem to see the link on your original post. Might be because I’m on my phone though 
  • Thanks so much - that makes sense, although in my first Sept pay in new job I was also on an emergency tax code (OT 1). Will it all just work out in the wash or do I need to chase with someone in payroll? 

    Can’t seem to see the link on your original post. Might be because I’m on my phone though 
    No, it's me copied but didn't paste 😔

    http://payecalculator.hmrc.gov.uk/PAYE0.aspx

    If your new employer is using 1257L and is taking account of your pay (and tax) from your previous job you shouldn't need to do anything.
  • Thanks so much - we have some very clever people on this forum! Much appreciated.
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