Use this service to estimate how much Income Tax and National Insurance you should pay for the current tax year (6 April 2017 to 5 April 2018).

This tells you your take-home pay if you don’t have any other deductions, such as pension contributions or student loans.

If you’re self-employed, the self-employed ready reckoner tool can help you budget for your tax bill.

You may be able to claim a refund if you’ve paid too much tax.

Start now on the HMRC website

Before you start

You can’t get an estimate online if:

  • you’re not a pay as you earn (PAYE) taxpayer
  • your only income is from self employment or state benefits, such as State Pension
  • you contribute to a pension scheme through your employer
  • you’re repaying a student loan

If you have more than one job, use the calculator once for each job.

There are different ways to:

You can check you’ve paid the right tax by contacting HMRC or by getting help from an accountant.