Salary = £12,000,
Net dividend = £80,000,
Other income = £0
Tax code = 747L,
Tax year = Fiscal Year 2011/2012.
- The gross dividend is £88,888, making your total gross income £100,888
- You are a higher rate tax payer (limit is £35,000). Extra tax is payable on dividends
- Because your income is above £100,000
your tax allowance has been reduced from £7,470 to £7,020.
- £58,868 of your gross dividend income is subject to further tax.
- The extra tax to pay is (16.6% of net dividend).
Gross dividend = (10/9)*Net dividend.
Taxable gross income = Gross salary + other income + grossed up dividend - tax free allowance.
Dividends are taxed at the higher rate of
32.5% for income up to £150,000
and at the additional rate of 42.5% thereafter.
The first 10% is already paid via a tax credit.
The additional tax due is paid as part of your annual tax return.
Further taxation will be due on any 'other income' as part of your annual self assesment.
TAX INCREASE FROM APRIL 2016: From 2016/2017 the dividend tax regime is changing, with dividend taxes being increased by 7.5%. It is
likely that you will have to pay more tax. To calculate your increase in dividend taxes from April 2016 onwards
use our dividend tax changes increase calculator.
Solutions for Contractors:
Do you have retained cash? Use an MVL to pay only 10% tax. Find out how.