There are two kinds of taxes in the UK. Income tax and social
security contribution are usually deducted directly from your salary.
Keep all documentation regarding your income.
In order to be able to pay your taxes, you will receive from your
employer a P46 form (if you do not have a P45 form) until the Inland
Revenue Tax Return Service can confirm your exact tax code.
If you have made more than the necessary tax contributions, the
Inland Revenue returns the sum paid in excess. If you did not work
for the duration of a full fiscal year, you can require a tax return.
The fiscal year lasts from April 5th until April 5th.
All employed persons over 16 years old, as well as retired persons,
pay national insurance contributions.
More information regarding taxes and national insurance can be found
at the Inland Revenue website at:
You must receive a national insurance number so that you can
start work. In order to receive it, you must contact the Department
of Social Security (DSS) in the region you live. You will be
scheduled for interview with a DSS representative, at which you must
show your work permit, employment contract, and passport. You will
be assigned a national insurance number within 4-8 weeks. You will
also be given a national insurance card. Through that number you
will be able to make your contributions to the UK social security
system. Do not let anyone else use your national insurance number.
The UK social security system is based on all taxes and national
insurance contributions, made by workers and employers.