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How Will My Second Job Be Taxed?

By: J.A.J Aaronson - Updated: 17 Sep 2017 | comments*Discuss
 
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Q.

If you have two jobs, does the second job get taxed more at all, even if the salary of both jobs combined is less than 34k?

(Mr M.Y., 16 March 2011)

A.

Many people seem to think that second jobs are taxed at a higher rate. We have previously received questions regarding the tax treatment of a part-time job if the worker is drawing a private pension (see Is It Worth Taking a Part-Time Job On A Pension?), and much the same principle applies in your case. There is no separate rate of tax for a second job, although this is likely to affect your non-taxable personal allowances, and your tax code.

Non-taxable Personal Allowance

In the first instance, it is important to note that you have one non-taxable personal allowance per year, regardless of the number of jobs you have. For the 2015-16 tax year, this is set at £11,000 if you are under 65 years old. This non-taxable allowance will apply to just one of your jobs. As such, you will probably receive your allowance on your first job, meaning that the first £11,000 earned from this source will be free from tax. However, once you have used that allowance, all other income will be taxed at the normal rate.

Earnings Threshold

You have mentioned that your combined salary is less than £34,000. For the 2016-17 tax year, the earnings threshold for the basic tax bracket is £43,000. As such, if your total income is less than this, it will all attract income tax at a rate of 20% for this tax year. You should also remember that you will almost certainly be liable for National Insurance Contributions, which will be paid at a rate of 12% for earnings above £155 per week.

Finally, you are likely to find that your tax code changes if you take on a second job. If you will continue to be a basic rate tax payer, your code will change to BR for ‘basic rate’, and will continue to be followed by a number that outlines the way in which your income is taxed. For more information on understanding your tax code, you may wish to read What Is My Tax Code?

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Isla - Your Question:
HiI'm currently been working 16 hours week in a shop. But just cut it down to just a 5hour shift as iv taken a second job somewhere else for 12 hours week.So both job together = 17 hours week The 12 hour week job has taxed me even though iv said I'm surely not earning enough and said I need to wait for new tax code. Do I need to contact the tax office myself as how are they to know that ok only ding 17 hours and should I have been taxed on my new job

Our Response:
In all cases where you feel you have been taxed wrongly, you should contact HMRC directly.
TheTaxGuide - 18-Sep-17 @ 2:57 PM
Nic - Your Question:
Hi my name is nicole. Im 21. can someone help. Much tax would I pay. In my first job of 17.5 hrs I would earn 155.93 and in my second job of 15hrs I would earn 105.75. Much tax and national insurance would I pay a week or a month?

Our Response:
If you are earning £261, per week in total, you can expect to pay approximately £8 per week tax and £12 per week NI.
TheTaxGuide - 18-Sep-17 @ 2:41 PM
I work full time 35hrs a week in my first job and took on a second job of working 3hrs on a Saturday night will I get taxed extra for working 3 hors in an extra job
Shaz - 17-Sep-17 @ 12:28 PM
Hi I'm currently been working 16 hours week in a shop. But just cut it down to just a 5hour shift as iv taken a second job somewhere else for 12 hours week. So both job together = 17 hours week The 12 hour week job has taxed me even though iv said I'm surely not earning enough and said i need to wait for new tax code. Do i need to contact the tax office myself as how are they to know that ok only ding 17 hours and should I have been taxed on my new job
Isla - 16-Sep-17 @ 8:01 AM
Hi my name is nicole. Im 21. can someone help. Much tax would I pay. In my first job of 17.5 hrs I would earn 155.93 and in my second job of 15hrs i would earn 105.75. Much tax and national insurance would i pay a week or a month?
Nic - 16-Sep-17 @ 1:18 AM
Lauraa - Your Question:
Hello, I am doing an apprenticeship , this is my first job. I have started my second job this is working in a factory and I worked there last week for 15 hours. ln the future I will be working just one day it will be 7.5 hours per week. From last week I've got £84.75 as I was working 7.5 hours x 2 days total=15 hours x minimum wages £7.05 per hour total= £105.75. Payslip shows that they took from me quite a lot taxes. If I work one day per week and it will be 7.5 hours, Will I still be taxes on my wages?

Our Response:
If you’re on an emergency tax code your payslip will show: 1150 W1, 1150 M1 or 1150 X. You can see more via the gov.uk link here.
TheTaxGuide - 15-Sep-17 @ 3:10 PM
Hi i am thinking to start second job. I have full time one but at the moment i cant work more than 25-30 hours per week. I want to start another part time for 25 hours per week.So 2 jobs each around 25 max 30hoursper week.How i will be charged for tax? How much i will be paying?
Ninita - 12-Sep-17 @ 3:13 PM
Lizzy - Your Question:
Hi my partner works 40 hrs a week during day and brings home approx 250pw he iswanting to start a dj job which will be approx 1 disco every couple of months or less not sure at moment at say 200 per night as again not sure what ppl will pay ect so just wondered how would this effect his tax yearly. Could you please advise. Thanks in advance.

Our Response:
Will your partner be classed as PAYE employed or self-employed in this new position?
TheTaxGuide - 12-Sep-17 @ 2:52 PM
Hi my partner works 40 hrs a week during day and brings home approx 250pw he iswanting to start a dj job which will be approx 1 disco every couple of months or less not sure at moment at say 200 per night as again not sure what ppl will pay ect so just wondered how would this effect his tax yearly. Could you please advise. Thanks in advance.
Lizzy - 11-Sep-17 @ 10:56 PM
jamesrl - Your Question:
Hi, after some advice. In my main job I earn £41,025, I am taking a second job which will take me to £45,057. This is above the £45,000 threshold and into the 40% tax bracket. Will I just get taxed 40% on my second job, or both? Also can anyone advise what my tax code may be for the second job? Will my tax code from my main job change from 1150L?Many thanks for help and advice.

Our Response:
The rate of tax you pay depends on your total income of both jobs. You would then subtract your personal annual tax allowance to find out which tax bracket you fit into.
TheTaxGuide - 11-Sep-17 @ 3:19 PM
Hi, after some advice. In my main job I earn £41,025, I am taking a second job which will take me to £45,057. This is above the £45,000 threshold and into the 40% tax bracket. Will I just get taxed 40% on my second job, or both? Also can anyone advise what my tax code may be for the second job? Will my tax code from my main job change from 1150L? Many thanks for help and advice.
jamesrl - 9-Sep-17 @ 1:00 PM
Hello, I am doing an apprenticeship , this is my first job. I have started my second job this is working in a factory and I worked there last week for 15 hours. ln the future I will be working just one day it will be 7.5 hours per week. From last week I've got £84.75 as I was working 7.5 hours x 2 days total=15 hours x minimum wages £7.05 per hour total= £105.75. Payslip shows that they took from me quite a lot taxes. If I work one day per week and it will be 7.5 hours, Will I still be taxes on my wages?
Lauraa - 8-Sep-17 @ 1:05 PM
Lizzy - Your Question:
Hi my partner works 40 hrs a week during day and brings home approx 250pw he is wanting to start a dj job which will be approx 1 disco a month at say 200 per night as not sure what ppl will pay ect so just wondered how would this effect his tax yearly. Could you please advise. Thanks Lizzy

Our Response:
Much will depend upon whether your partner is self-employed in his second job. It is also difficult to estimate if you do not know the exact wage he will be earning and what his gross pay on his main job is.
TheTaxGuide - 8-Sep-17 @ 10:56 AM
Lismg4 - Your Question:
HiI work 25 hrs in my main job and get £1,000 a month and hope to work 18hrs in a second job and get £162 a week so & 648 a month. With both jobs combined can you please work out how much tax and NI I will be paying?

Our Response:
You would pay approximately £138 per month in income tax and £116 in NI.
TheTaxGuide - 7-Sep-17 @ 3:11 PM
Hi my partner works 40 hrs a week during day and brings home approx 250pw he iswanting to start a dj job which will be approx 1 disco a month at say 200 per night as not sure what ppl will pay ect so just wondered how would this effect his tax yearly. Could you please advise. Thanks Lizzy
Lizzy - 7-Sep-17 @ 2:33 PM
Hi I work 25 hrs in my main job and get £1,000 a month and hope to work 18hrs in a second job and get £162 a week so & 648 a month. With both jobs combined can you please work out how much tax and NI I will be paying?
Lismg4 - 5-Sep-17 @ 7:04 PM
Annabs - Your Question:
Hi in my first job I earn 9439 and starting a new second job where I will earn 9792 so how much will I get taxed? Thanks

Our Response:
This would bring your total annual income to £19,231. You would therefore pay approximately £1,544 on this amount per year.
TheTaxGuide - 5-Sep-17 @ 2:04 PM
Hi i have gone on to 0 hour contract with my main job(will not earn more than £100 per month)and taken a 2nd job at 16.5 hours earing £495 per month will i pay tax on my second job?thanks
Shelly - 5-Sep-17 @ 10:18 AM
Hi, I'm currently doing 12 hours at 8.30ph at old job but have taken on an evening job 12.30 7.90ph will I still get taxed and if so will it be slot? Thanks :D
EntrancedTundra23 - 2-Sep-17 @ 4:26 PM
Louise- Your Question:
Hi.If I had my main job 18 hours a week earning 9132 and one working 16 hours earning 5546 so overall 14,678 how much would I be taxed? Thinking of working 2 jobs as opposed to the main one working 30 hours (due to new opportunity)I have my figures showing annually the first is working 30 hours is 15220.80 from this monthly take home is 1135.82 being taxed approx 62 a month (annual tax approx 744.16)With the two jobs it'll be annually 14678. Monthly take home approx 1105.06 being taxed approx 52 a month (annual tax 635.60) Is that correct? Or near about? Thanks

Our Response:
Yes, that would be a correct approximate calculation.
TheTaxGuide - 1-Sep-17 @ 3:37 PM
Hi in my first job I earn 9439 and starting a new second job where I will earn 9792 so how much will I get taxed? Thanks
Annabs - 1-Sep-17 @ 9:42 AM
Hi. If I had my main job 18 hours a week earning 9132 and one working 16 hours earning 5546 so overall 14,678 how much would I be taxed? Thinking of working 2 jobs as opposed to the main one working 30 hours (due to new opportunity) I have my figures showing annually the first is working 30 hours is 15220.80 from this monthly take home is 1135.82 being taxed approx 62 a month (annual tax approx 744.16) With the two jobs it'll be annually 14678. Monthly take home approx 1105.06 being taxed approx 52 a month (annual tax 635.60) Is that correct? Or near about? Thanks
Louise - 1-Sep-17 @ 4:51 AM
Hi. So I work 37.5 a week earning 18,000 a year. So second job which I will only do 7 hours per week and salary is 21,000. Do I have to state which is my first and second job? Also how much will I be taxed at both jobs? Many Thanks
Ben10 - 31-Aug-17 @ 9:34 PM
Sambo1991 - Your Question:
Hi, I've just taken on a new job at 37 hours a week. 8.50ph. My old job I will still be doing 10 hours a weekend at 12.58ph. Can you help me work out what job to split the majority of the allowance with please.

Our Response:
The job considered your main job, will be the job your annual personal tax allowance will be allocated to.
TheTaxGuide - 31-Aug-17 @ 2:16 PM
I currently work part time, most I've earnt in a month is £850, have only early £4500 for year so far. I'm possibly taking on a second job but again between the two it won't make me earn over the £11500 allowance, when I started my current employment I was emergency taxed as they hadn't sorted my p45 out, will I get taxed even if emergency if I get the second job?
Jess - 31-Aug-17 @ 7:59 AM
Hi, I've just taken on a new job at 37 hours a week. 8.50ph. My old job I will still be doing 10 hours a weekend at 12.58ph. Can you help me work out what job to split the majority of the allowance with please.
Sambo1991 - 30-Aug-17 @ 8:14 PM
Daniellew - Your Question:
Hey!I currently work 39 hours a week and make 22,000. I am looking at taking a part time job at the weekend working max 16 hrs at 7.50 an hour. What would my tax code be and how much would be taken off each pay? Is it worth it to work extra?

Our Response:
If you are earning £120 per week extra across 52 weeks per year this would add an extra £6240 per annum to your salary. This would give you an overall salary of £28,240. You would pay approx £3,346 pa tax across the two jobs. You currently pay (approx) £2,098 per annum. Currently you pay £175 tax per month. Based upon you working this new job every weekend throughout the year, you would pay approx £279 per month in tax across the two jobs - but remember you will also have a healthy uplift in your total monthly wage.
TheTaxGuide - 29-Aug-17 @ 11:07 AM
Hey! I currently work 39 hours a week and make 22,000. I am looking at taking a part time job at the weekend working max 16 hrs at 7.50 an hour. What would my tax code be and how much would be taken off each pay? Is it worth it to work extra?
Daniellew - 27-Aug-17 @ 11:01 AM
I have a full time job and this weekend I've done some extra hours around 16-18 hours in a bar.. however this is just a one off.. will my tax code automatically change and will I get taxed much on this ? If so will they leave it on the new tax code and think I have two jobs next month ?
Trot - 27-Aug-17 @ 8:03 AM
Willi - Your Question:
I earn 32.000 per year I've been offered a second job working weekends which would be 10.000 per year how much tax will I have to pay on that 10.000

Our Response:
If you are earning £42,000 per year, you would pay £6,098 in total tax per year across both wages.
TheTaxGuide - 25-Aug-17 @ 2:38 PM
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