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Tax Allowances for Seniors and Pensioners 2015-2016

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Updated 18th September 2015

Have you made sure that you are getting the correct Tax Allowance which is available to all - but dependent upon age?

It should be automatic that the Tax System adjusts your Taxable Free Pay Allowance. This is the amount that you are able to earn before you start paying income tax.

If you are state pension age - working or not - your National insurance Contributions will stop. (You will not get NIC deducted from wage, salary or whatever.)

For the tax year 2015/2016 (April 5th) the basic personal tax allowance for those born on or after 6th April 1948, is £10,600 (So you pay no tax for your first £10,600 of income in the year.)

There are two different rates of Basic Allowance for those who were born BEFORE April 6th 1948. Together with that, the amount of the allowance changes according to how much you earn.

SO if you were born.

Allowance Limits

NB. >> If your income in a particular group is above the Tax Allowance Limit, the available tax allowance will be reduced.


If you were born before 6th April 1938


If you were born between 6th April 1938 and 5th April 1948

Please double check all the figures - these are only here for a guide.