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    Hi all.

    I'm 17, from Glasgow and I just left school a few months ago. I am now working temporarily until the start of university in September.
    Anyway, I got my first ever wage today (monthly pay).

    Basically, looking at my wage slip, £54 has been deducted for PAYE tax and £36.74 for National Insurance. I know that if you are a student you can claim tax back but I have no idea what tax and if any of my tax can be claimed back. Also, if it could be claimed back, how would I go about doing it?

    Thanks.
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    (Original post by zman)
    Hi all.

    I'm 17, from Glasgow and I just left school a few months ago. I am now working temporarily until the start of university in September.
    Anyway, I got my first ever wage today (monthly pay).

    Basically, looking at my wage slip, £54 has been deducted for PAYE tax and £36.74 for National Insurance. I know that if you are a student you can claim tax back but I have no idea what tax and if any of my tax can be claimed back. Also, if it could be claimed back, how would I go about doing it?

    Thanks.
    If you're going to earn less than your personal allowance and only work in the holidays then you fill in a p38(s) so you don't pay income tax. Or you can reclaim it after this tax year by writing to your tax office.

    You cant get out of/reclaim NI.
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    (Original post by zman)
    Hi all.

    I'm 17, from Glasgow and I just left school a few months ago. I am now working temporarily until the start of university in September.
    Anyway, I got my first ever wage today (monthly pay).

    Basically, looking at my wage slip, £54 has been deducted for PAYE tax and £36.74 for National Insurance. I know that if you are a student you can claim tax back but I have no idea what tax and if any of my tax can be claimed back. Also, if it could be claimed back, how would I go about doing it?

    Thanks.
    What is your tax code (it will be on your payslip)? If it's "BR" and this is your only job then you will be overpaying income tax. In this case you should give HMRC a call to get it corrected - you can find details of your tax office on your payslip or here. You needn't go down the P38(S) route in that case and should receive back any overpaid tax through the payroll process.

    Your correct tax code is most likely to be "647L", indicating the standard tax-free personal allowance of £6,475. If you are already on this code, then as Quady mentioned you can fill in a form P38(S) to get paid without income tax deduction if you're a student working only during the holidays, and expect to have income not exceeding £6,475 in the period 6 April 2009 - 5 April 2010.

    Oh, and aside from being able to use the P38(S) if you're only working during holidays, being in full-time education does not affect whether you should be paying income tax.

    Edit: Here's a link to the form P38(S): http://search2.hmrc.gov.uk/kbroker/h...jsp?formId=758
 
 
 

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