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I have recently started a new job. Is there a certain amount

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I have recently started a new job. Is there a certain amount I can earn before I pay tax, or does it carry on from my last job.In other words does my income start afresh.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Tax
Expert: replied 1 year ago.

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Expert: replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for your question.

If you have been given a P45 by your last employer then you would hand that over to your new employer. In this case income does not start afresh.

If on the other hand you have a tax code that says W1 or M1 .. here each month is a independent month. In this case, you would get your personal allowance on a monthly basis as opposed to cumulative basis.

More information on tax codes and their application can be found here

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