UK income tax refund calculator

You can use this simple calculator to estimate how much tax you could be refunded as a result of taking days of statutory sick pay.

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Estimated tax difference

For the 2019/2020 financial year, we've estimated the total tax you would pay for your "normal" yearly salary (without statutory sick pay) and for a reduced salary (including the £94.25 weekly statutory sick pay). If you pay tax by PAYE, you could be due a refund; we've estimated the difference in income tax for the two salaries, to give an estimate of the potential refund amount.

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Explained

Emergency legislation is being brought forward due to COVID-19 meaning you could be able to get statutory sick pay from the first day you’re self-isolating and cannot work, beginning from 13 March 2020. More information is available on the government website .

To determine your estimated yearly salary including statutory sick pay, the calculator assumes that your yearly salary is paid for 260 days; this is the number of week days (Monday - Friday, including bank holidays) in the 2019/2020 financial year. The weekly statutory sick pay is £94.25.

The calculator uses the current (2019/2020) tax rates, as summarised below, from HMRC . The personal allowance is £12,500 unless you earn over £100,000 in which case it drops by £1 for every £2 earnt over £100,000.

Band Income after allowance Rate
Basic rate Up to £37,500 20%
Higher rate £37,500 to £150,000 40%
Additional rate Above £150,000 45%

Everyone's financial situation is different; use the government tax refund website to make a tax refund claim.

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