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Tax and Ni contributions whilst on Mat leave

Sep 27th, 2015, 09:50 AM   #1
I can't get my head around this, hoping someone can help!
My employer has given me a breakdown of my net pay whilst I am on May leave but are unable to tell me what tax, Ni and pension contributions will be deducted. Does anyone know how to work this out? Just a rough idea would help so I'm not shocked when I do get paid!
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Sep 27th, 2015, 10:13 AM   #2
I dnt recall paying any tax whilst on smp.
NI was like 20 if that and wit my pension i pay 3% per monthly salary of what ever i earn (was FT, but after mat leave im now PT) and my employer match it. So if u pay a particular percentage amount from ur monthly salary try and work by that x

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Sep 28th, 2015, 11:55 AM   #3
You don't earn enough on SMP to pay tax, and may even get a rebate!
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Sep 28th, 2015, 14:04 PM   #4
It goes on the whole tax year so say your annual tax free allowance is 10,000 then once u have earned that u start to pay tax. So if since April u have earned over your allowance u will pay tax on smp or the tax may start a few months into your smp. If u have a low salary u wont pay tax x

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Sep 28th, 2015, 20:58 PM   #5
Depends if you are just on smp or your employer pays you Their maternity rate. I'm getting about 50 a month back In Rebate but only on smp.

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Oct 3rd, 2015, 16:29 PM   #6
Carla81 that's not right. Your allowance is divided in equal parts of tax months or weeks when you're paid. You can earn 882 pm before you would pay tax (threshold is lower for NI) when you drop onto SMP if you've previously been a taxpayer you'll find you don't pay tax and will be refunded a proportion of some of the tax you've paid previously in the tax year. You will still pay NI though on your SMP. As you can see it will depend on your total gross pay to date and how much you're paid when you go on maternity leave.
I'm happy to help you with some calculations if you need. X

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Oct 3rd, 2015, 19:35 PM   #7
I'm currently receiving the minimum rate smp. Im paying about 20 NI and my pension is 6% of my salary. I received a tax rebate this month which offset all the deductions. So I got paid just under 600 for the month.
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