Previous tax years
The standard Personal Allowance from 6 April 2020 to 5 April 2021 was £12,500.
|Tax rate||Taxable income above your Personal Allowance for 2020 to 2021|
|Basic rate 20%||£0 to £37,500
People with the standard Personal Allowance started paying this rate on income over £12,500
|Higher rate 40%||£37,501 to £150,000
People with the standard Personal Allowance started paying this rate on income over £50,000
|Additional rate 45%||Over £150,000|
Example You had £35,000 of taxable income and you got the standard Personal Allowance of £12,500. You paid basic rate tax at 20% on £22,500 (£35,000 minus £12,500).
Other rates and earlier tax years
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) publishes tables with full rates and allowances for current and past tax years.