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Scottish rates of income tax 2017 to 2018

14/03/2017

The Scottish Parliament have now agreed the rates and bands for Scottish income tax in 2017-18.

The Scottish Parliament has agreed that:

  • for the purposes of section 11A of the Income Tax Act 2007 (which provides for income tax to be charged at Scottish rates on certain non-savings and non-dividend income of a Scottish taxpayer), the Scottish rates and limits for the tax year 2017-18, based on someone in receipt of the standard UK personal allowance, are as follows:-  

     (a)  the Scottish basic rate is 20%, charged on income above £11,500, up to a Scottish basic rate limit of £43,000

     (b)  a Scottish higher rate of 40%, charged on income above the Scottish basic rate limit of £43,000 and up to a Scottish higher rate limit of £150,000, and

     (c)  a Scottish additional rate of 45%, charged on income above the higher Scottish rate limit of £150,000.

The revised P9X, featuring the thresholds set by the Scottish Parliament, is available here.

For further information please click here.