• Tax Facts & Rates

Income Tax Allowances

Tax Free Personal Allowance

The amount of gross income you can earn before you are liable to paying income tax The Personal Allowance goes down by £1 for every £2 of income above the £100,000 limit. It can go down to zero.
 
Allowances 2018 to 2019 2017 to 2018 2016 to 2017 2015 to 2016
Personal Allowance £11,850 £11,500 £11,000 £10,600
Income limit for Personal Allowance £100,000 £100,000 £100,000 £100,000

 

People born before 6 April 1948 may be entitled to a bigger Personal Allowance

People born before 6 April 1948 may be entitled to a bigger Personal Allowance

This Personal Allowance goes down by £1 for every £2 above the income limit. It won’t go below the standard Personal Allowance for that year.

 

From 2016 to 2017, everyone gets the standard Personal Allowance.

Allowances 2015 to 2016 2014 to 2015 2013 to 2014
Personal Allowance for people born between 6 April 1938 and 5 April 1948 £10,600 £10,500 £10,500
Personal Allowance for people born before 6 April 1938 £10,660 £10,660 £10,660
Income limit for Personal Allowance £27,700 £27,000 £26,100
 

Other Allowances

Married Couples AllowanceBlind Person's Allowance
 
Allowances 2018 to 2019 2017 to 2018 2016 to 2017 2015 to 2016
Married Couple’s Allowance - maximum amount £8,695 £8,445 £8,355 £8,355
Married Couple’s Allowance - minimum amount £3,360 £3,260 £3,220 £3,220
Blind Person’s Allowance £2,390 £2,320 £2,290 £2,290