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    Ive been working for 3 months at a new company and have never been charged tax or national insurance before this month. (I had one other job for a year which didnt charge me that either). I was supposed to be getting £288 but tax is £87 and national insurance is £82. Im 17 and am not sure this is riht at all becuase now im only getting paid £118!!! Help!
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    (Original post by heyimlauren)
    Ive been working for 3 months at a new company and have never been charged tax or national insurance before this month. (I had one other job for a year which didnt charge me that either). I was supposed to be getting £288 but tax is £87 and national insurance is £82. Im 17 and am not sure this is riht at all becuase now im only getting paid £118!!! Help!
    Is £288 a weeks wages? If so you should definitely be taxed and pay NI but probably not that high amount.
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    (Original post by heyimlauren)
    Ive been working for 3 months at a new company and have never been charged tax or national insurance before this month. (I had one other job for a year which didnt charge me that either). I was supposed to be getting £288 but tax is £87 and national insurance is £82. Im 17 and am not sure this is riht at all becuase now im only getting paid £118!!! Help!
    It's probably emergency tax. Call HMRC to get a refund.
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    You are indeed paying the right amount of tax.
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    (Original post by claireestelle)
    Is £288 a weeks wages? If so you should definitely be taxed and pay NI but probably not that high amount.
    No £288 is a months wages
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    (Original post by heyimlauren)
    No £288 is a months wages
    You definitely shouldn't be paying either then,phone hmrc sounds like your tax code is wrong.
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    As mentioned, 288 a month would be well below the personal allowance meaning you shouldn't be taxed. Do you have a tax code on your payslip? It should say "1100L" to indicate that the first 11,000 is tax free. If it says something else like a K or 0T (which can be a common occurrence, especially if you start a job) call HMRC on 0300 200 3300 - give them your current tax code and your current estimated income for the year, and they should be able to change your code to 1100L and you'll get a refund from them later.
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    You shouldn't be getting taxed. Ring HMRC and they'll change your tax code.

    You'll still pay national insurance.

    You can earn £11,000 tax free.
 
 
 
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