When and how do you pay income tax?

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If you earn salary, wages or schedular payments (formerly withholding payments), your tax will be taken out of your pay during the income year by your employer.

For most people the income year starts on 1 April and finishes on 31 March the following year.

So the 2015 income year relates to income from 1 April 2014 to 31 March 2015.

If at the end of the income year you haven't paid enough income tax, you'll have to pay it directly to Inland Revenue by 7 February of the following year.

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