Our support lines are extremely busy as a result of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme being administered through payroll. Our Covid-19 Resources Documentation will generally answer your query

Also, please note that our support staff are working from home and may answer your call in a sometimes chaotic home environment. We appreciate your patience.

Welsh Rate of Income Tax


The Welsh Rate of Income Tax comes into effect on 6 April 2019. HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) collect the Welsh rate of Income Tax on behalf of the Welsh Government.


The 2020-21 Welsh rates and thresholds to apply are as follows:

  

 


Who pays the Welsh Rate?


HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) are responsible for identifying who is a Welsh taxpayer and in doing so issue new tax codes which begin with the letter 'C'. Employers and pension providers don’t need to decide this and should only use a Welsh tax code if HMRC tell them to.

Employees will be classed as a Welsh taxpayer if the address HMRC holds for them is in Wales. It is the employee's responsibility (not the employer) to notify HMRC if their address has changed, or which home counts as their main home if they have one in Wales and one somewhere else in the UK.

If an employee disagrees with their tax code, they are advised to read the guidance on the Welsh rate of Income Tax before contacting HMRC.

 

Employer Duties

 

Employers don't need to change how they report or make payments for Income Tax to HMRC, other than to apply the Welsh rate of Income Tax code to their Welsh taxpayer employees.

If you are given a P45 with a Welsh tax code, follow the normal procedure. Week 1/ Month 1 basis also applies to Welsh tax codes.

Employers don't need to show the Welsh rate separately on employees' P60s or payslips, but should show the Welsh tax code.

 

Need help? Support is available at 0345 9390019 or support@brightpay.co.uk.

BrightPay Licence Terms and ConditionsCoronavirus (Covid-19) - Guidance for BrightPay usersImportant Information for Mac UsersBureau Enhancements - Useful Functionality for Bureau Licence HoldersInstalling BrightPayOrdering for The New Tax YearImporting From The Previous Tax YearMoving to BrightPay from another payroll softwareEmployer DetailsEmployee DetailsCoding NoticesPayroll CalendarProcessing PayrollImporting Pay Data using CSV FileRTICommon HMRC Error MessagesAnalysisPayroll JournalsHMRC PaymentsMaking Corrections to PayrollScheduling Future PaymentsSwitching an Employee's Pay FrequencyDirectorsStartersLeaversStudent Loan DeductionsPostgraduate Loan DeductionsStatutory PaymentsAttachment of EarningsExpenses & BenefitsPensions (outside of Automatic Enrolment)Payroll GivingYear EndRates & Thresholds at a GlanceTaxNational InsuranceNational Minimum/Living WageMileage Allowance Payments (MAPs)Employment AllowanceApprenticeship LevyTermination Awards & Sporting TestimonialsOff-Payroll Working in the Public SectorGender Pay Gap ReportingLeave Reporting & Employee CalendarAnnual LeavePayslip TranslationsBacking Up/Restoring Your PayrollConstruction Industry Scheme (CIS)Automatic EnrolmentBrightPay ConnectGDPR