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Hi all,

I have just started working with my spouse visa. Being fairly new to this country's tax system, I just want to know that if I will need to set up a tax account or if my employer will notify HMRC? I dont want to end up with a fine for tax evasion! Thank you!
 

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Provided you have your National Insurance Number and have handed it in to your employer, PAYE account will be set up by them with HMRC, and your tax and NI will be automatically deducted from your pay. You may have to complete P46 form to declare this is your first UK job etc, which your employer should give it to you.
 

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You may have to complete P46 form to declare this is your first UK job etc, which your employer should give it to you.
This is my first ever job. My employer had me filled out a form when I first got the job, and it asked if it was my first job. That was the only paper work I have ever filled out. I did notice there is a NI deduction and tax code on my pay slip, does this mean I am sorted? Thanks!
 

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Yes. As it's your first job, it's quite straightforward for your employer to work out deductions (done on computer program nowadays). The form you completed is called P46 I've referred to. You pay NI at 11% of your gross pay over Primary Threshold, which is currently at £157 per week. For income tax, you will get Personal Allowance of £11,500 a year, which is the part of your earnings for which you pay no tax. If you are paid monthly, £11,500 is divided by 12 and deducted from your gross pay. The rest is then taxed at 20% and taken from your pay. So what you get paid monthly (net or take-home pay) is after deduction of your National Insurance contribution and income tax. If you earn more than £45,000 annually, you will pay more in tax.
You don't need to know any of this as it's automatically done by your employer and at the end of the year (5th April 2018), you will have paid the right amount in NI and tax. If you just have employed earnings and no side income like self-employment, rental etc, you don't need to complete a tax return.
 
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