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    • oxford_yellow
    • By oxford_yellow 12th Apr 18, 10:47 AM
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    more income tax than last year
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    • 12th Apr 18, 10:47 AM
    more income tax than last year 12th Apr 18 at 10:47 AM
    Hi, got my new pay slip for April, have my new tax code as 1185L - but i have paid more income tax than i did last month/year, no salary increase or changes.

    as the tax code has gone up, shouldn't i be paying slightly less income tax?
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    • ChuckMountain
    • By ChuckMountain 12th Apr 18, 11:00 AM
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    It's difficult to say without more information.

    Did you change jobs last year?

    Did you only start part way through the year? Where you on an emergency tax code at some point?
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    • By oxford_yellow 12th Apr 18, 11:14 AM
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    been in same role/company for 15months. was on emergency tax code for first month but that was rectified swiftly (by the next pay date) only difference was got a one off bonus end of march 2018.
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    Give us the figures and we can tell you if it's been calculated correctly (although it's quite unlikely that it hasn't been).
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    • 13th Apr 18, 10:11 PM
    i have paid more income tax than i did last month/year, no salary increase or changes.
    Originally posted by oxford_yellow
    Are you sure about that? As your tax code has gone up you should, indeed be paying a little less tax and if you have paid more that suggests an employer error.
    Can I point out that if you are in an auto enrolled workplace pension scheme the minimum employee contribution has just increased from 0.8% to 2.4% so that could account for a drop in take-home pay.
    https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/savings/auto-enrolment
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