2017/18 Tax Code- Emergency Tax Code

by Vidit Agarwal Marketing Director

Check If You’re On Emergency Tax Code:

Tax code on your pay-slip tells you how much income tax is payable for every month. An individual is on an emergency tax code, if pay-slip reflects either of the following:

  •          1150L M1
  •          1150L W1
  •          1150L X

What is an emergency tax code? - Emergency tax codes are temporary and normally issued to an individual by HMRC in the following conditions

·         If he/she has start a new job or on his/her first job

·         HMRC not able to collect all the information to issue correct tax code

·         Receiving company benefits and state pensions

·         Haven’t receive a P45 from a previous employer

In case of emergency tax code you are only entitled to basic personal allowance and not entitled to other allowances, reliefs or reductions. In other words you need to pay tax on all your incomes above the basic personal allowance. You will receive new tax code for new tax year as soon as HMRC updated your information. Emergency tax code cannot be more than the 50% of an individual income.1150L was the most common tax code for the year 2017/18, it means that you are entitled to tax-free personal allowance which is £11,500-the certain amount of your earnings you can tax before income tax kicks in. If you are paid weekly your allowance is £221 per week. S1105L tax code, ‘S’ tax code represent that you are a Scottish income tax payer.

Tax Code Ending With ‘W1’ Or ‘M1’- What Does It Mean?

Tax code ending with ‘w1(refers to week 1)’ or ‘M1(refers to month 1)’ implies that it is an emergency and non-cumulative tax code- it means that your tax will be calculated based on the current pay period not the whole year i.e. on how much you have earned on that month or week.  If an individual is paid monthly ‘M1’ will apply and if paid weekly ‘W1’ will apply. If HMRC does not have sufficient information about your income to issue you a right tax code, you’re pay-slip might reflect ‘OT’ tax code as an emergency measure.

Most of the people born after 5 April 1948 will have a tax code of 1150L for the tax year 2017/18.Tax codes are issued by HMRC every year. Tax codes are strings of numbers and letters which help in calculating the amount of income tax payable by an individual.


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