Is Tax Automatically Deducted from Saving's Interest?

Hi All,

Pretty much as above, is tax on interest made in saving's accounts automatically taxed?

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  • Banks used to deduct tax, and you had to claim it back... not the case anymore.

    The Interest is paid to you without any tax (you could owe) deducted.
  • EthicsGradient
    EthicsGradient Posts: 802
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    No. The interest is reported by the provider to HMRC, however, which, if you are PAYE (an employee or a pensioner), will then work out if you owe tax on the interest, and then adjust your PAYE tax in future years to get it back, and to guess at what you'll owe in future years.

    If you get over £10,000 in interest, you have to report it all to HMRC anyway (I think that means "do self-assessment"); if you self-assess for other reasons, you have to report all your interest through it.
  • ColdIron
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    SieIso said:
    Pretty much as above
    You've actually asked two different questions
    Is Tax Automatically Deducted from Saving's Interest?
    No, simple as that
    Is tax on interest made in saving's accounts automatically taxed?
    Yes if the interest is taxable and you are on PAYE. Your tax code will be changed the recoup the tax owed, this is automatic, you don't need to do anything
  • eskbanker
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    Tax being deducted 'automatically' doesn't really convey what's happening - there isn't any intervention needed by the recipient of the interest (unless over £10K or already self-assessing), but the tax isn't deducted in real time by the payer, and (if necessary) is collected later on by HMRC via PAYE instead....
  • S_uk
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    edited 30 January at 4:47PM
    Can I ask, regarding the reporting to HMRC if earning over £10k in interest from savings, does that figure also include any interest/prizes received from cash ISAs or premium bonds?
  • eskbanker
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    S_uk said:
    Can I ask, regarding the reporting to HMRC if earning over £10k in interest from savings, does that figure also include any interest/prizes received from cash ISAs or premium bonds?
    Yes, you can ask, and no, it doesn't!  Income from ISAs and premium bonds is tax-free and of no relevance to HMRC....
  • Albermarle
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    S_uk said:
    Can I ask, regarding the reporting to HMRC if earning over £10k in interest from savings, does that figure also include any interest/prizes received from cash ISAs or premium bonds?
    No as they are tax free.
  • S_uk said:
    Can I ask, regarding the reporting to HMRC if earning over £10k in interest from savings, does that figure also include any interest/prizes received from cash ISAs or premium bonds?
    Interest from ISAs are not assessed for tax, and Premium bond wins are also not subject to tax.
  • SieIso
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    Thanks everyone for your responses. I received approximately £2k in interest during the last tax term, I am employed full time but I do a tax return for a property that I let out. In relation to the £2k, I should do nothing and HMRC will make the necessary deductions? 
  • Dazed_and_C0nfused
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    SieIso said:
    Thanks everyone for your responses. I received approximately £2k in interest during the last tax term, I am employed full time but I do a tax return for a property that I let out. In relation to the £2k, I should do nothing and HMRC will make the necessary deductions? 
    No, you should declare the interest on your Self Assessment return in accordance with the instructions for completing your return.

    A tax return is to declare all taxable income, you don't pick and choose what to include.

    NB.  The above assumes none of the £2k came from a (tax exempt) cash ISA.
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