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    Hi there,

    Sorry if this section is inappropriate, wasn't quite sure where to place it.

    I started my first job on the 25/07/17, after having finished university the month prior (I hope for this job to be temporary until I find something better, and in between applying for graduate roles), so I'm now 11 weeks into the job.

    I'm paid at a rate of £8 per hour, at 37.5hours each week, paid weekly (£300 before tax), which I've received every week except my first week, where I only completed 30hours, having started on the Tuesday.

    My first pay slip, I was paid £240 before tax, and received £226.44 after paying £9.96 in NI and £3.60 in Income Tax. My second pay slip refunded me the £3.60 and instead I paid just £17.16 in NI, receiving £286.44. All my payslips since then have been £17.16 in NI and £0 in Income Tax.

    Why am I not being income taxed? Several colleagues that I've spoken to are either being income taxed or aren't.. there isn't any consistency, except for our tax codes being the same (1150L)
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    Hi there,

    Sorry if this section is inappropriate, wasn't quite sure where to place it.

    I started my first job on the 25/07/17, after having finished university the month prior (I hope for this job to be temporary until I find something better, and in between applying for graduate roles), so I'm now 11 weeks into the job.

    I'm paid at a rate of £8 per hour, at 37.5hours each week, paid weekly (£300 before tax), which I've received every week except my first week, where I only completed 30hours, having started on the Tuesday.

    My first pay slip, I was paid £240 before tax, and received £226.44 after paying £9.96 in NI and £3.60 in Income Tax. My second pay slip refunded me the £3.60 and instead I paid just £17.16 in NI, receiving £286.44. All my payslips since then have been £17.16 in NI and £0 in Income Tax.

    Why am I not being income taxed? Several colleagues that I've spoken to are either being income taxed or aren't.. there isn't any consistency, except for our tax codes being the same (1150L)
    Everyone gets a tax free allowance of £11500 per tax year, which means you don't pay tax on the first £11500 that you earn. The tax year runs from April to April. Depending on when you started, it's very likely you're not going to earn that much before April 2018 - you'll be earning around £10,000 but this will vary if you started earlier.

    It's most likely your colleagues who are getting taxed have had other jobs since April 2017. You're close to the tax threshold, so they only need to have earned around £1500 to be liable to pay tax - a part time job of 8 hours a week would be enough.

    EDIT: I've just noticed the title says you've worked there for 11 weeks. That would put your earnings for this tax year maybe a teeny bit over the threshold, assuming your figures are accurate. You only get taxed on anything you earn over £11,500 so you may pay a small amount in tax this year.
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    (Original post by Peddeh)
    Hi there,

    Sorry if this section is inappropriate, wasn't quite sure where to place it.

    I started my first job on the 25/07/17, after having finished university the month prior (I hope for this job to be temporary until I find something better, and in between applying for graduate roles), so I'm now 11 weeks into the job.

    I'm paid at a rate of £8 per hour, at 37.5hours each week, paid weekly (£300 before tax), which I've received every week except my first week, where I only completed 30hours, having started on the Tuesday.

    My first pay slip, I was paid £240 before tax, and received £226.44 after paying £9.96 in NI and £3.60 in Income Tax. My second pay slip refunded me the £3.60 and instead I paid just £17.16 in NI, receiving £286.44. All my payslips since then have been £17.16 in NI and £0 in Income Tax.

    Why am I not being income taxed? Several colleagues that I've spoken to are either being income taxed or aren't.. there isn't any consistency, except for our tax codes being the same (1150L)
    If you start working in the middle of the financial year you don't start paying tax until you've earned £11,500. From April 2018 assuming you are still employed you should then get tax taken from each payslip.
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    (Original post by Peddeh)
    Hi there,

    Sorry if this section is inappropriate, wasn't quite sure where to place it.

    I started my first job on the 25/07/17, after having finished university the month prior (I hope for this job to be temporary until I find something better, and in between applying for graduate roles), so I'm now 11 weeks into the job.

    I'm paid at a rate of £8 per hour, at 37.5hours each week, paid weekly (£300 before tax), which I've received every week except my first week, where I only completed 30hours, having started on the Tuesday.

    My first pay slip, I was paid £240 before tax, and received £226.44 after paying £9.96 in NI and £3.60 in Income Tax. My second pay slip refunded me the £3.60 and instead I paid just £17.16 in NI, receiving £286.44. All my payslips since then have been £17.16 in NI and £0 in Income Tax.

    Why am I not being income taxed? Several colleagues that I've spoken to are either being income taxed or aren't.. there isn't any consistency, except for our tax codes being the same (1150L)
    I'd phone hmrc just to make sure its correct. If not they can sort it now rather than have any nasty surprises later.
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    so pls how can i apply for it.If i want to work
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    Apply for what?
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    the job
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    (Original post by Dominic frimpong)
    so pls how can i apply for it.If i want to work
    This is someone elses thread. You'd get more responses if you start your own.
 
 
 
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