50% Overriding Regulatory Limit

Since 6th April 2015, the statutory rule that deductions of tax cannot exceed 50% of income extends to all tax codes. Previously this applied to K codes only.

This reduces the tax that an employer can deduct to no more than 50% of an employee’s income and avoids hardship for the employee.


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