You pay Scottish Income Tax if you live in Scotland.
You may also pay Scottish Income Tax if you:
- move to or from Scotland
- live in a home in Scotland and one elsewhere in the UK, for example for work
- don’t have a home and stay in Scotland regularly, for example you stay offshore or in hotels
How you pay
If you’re employed or get a pension, your tax code will start with an ‘S’. This tells your employer or pension provider to deduct tax at the Scottish rate.
Your tax code will be S1185L if you pay Scottish Income Tax and get the standard Personal Allowance.
If you fill in an online Self Assessment tax return, there’s a box for you to tell HMRC that you pay Scottish Income Tax.
The tax year is from 6 April to 5 April the following year.