Main Income Tax Allowances

A personal allowance gives an individual an annual amount of income free from income tax,

Income above the personal allowances is subject to income tax.

The personal allowances will be reduced if an individual’s adjusted net income (income after deduction of trading losses, donations made to charities through Gift Aid and pension contributions) is above £100,000. The allowance is reduced by £1 for every £2 of income above £100,000.

An individual born before 6 April 1948 may be entitled to an age allowance income limit (see table below).

Main Income Tax Allowances 2017/2018 2018/2019
Personal allowance* £11,500 £11,850
Age-related allowance
Personal allowance
Born on or before 5 April 1935 £11,000 £10,660
6 April 1938 to 5 April 1948 £11,000 £10,660
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