# What is PAYE tax in Sri Lanka?

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What is PAYE tax in Sri Lanka? Pay As You Earn (PAYE) is a type of income tax that gets charged based on an employee’s employment income. According to the existing regulations, employees who earn more than Rs 250,000 a month are liable for PAYE tax.

## How is PAYE tax calculated?

Example

1. Year-to-date regular income = R10,000.
2. Annual equivalent = R10,000 x 12/1 = R120,000.
3. Tax calculated on R120,000 as per tax tables = R7,533.
4. PAYE payable on regular income = R7,533 x 1/12 = R627.75.

## How much tax do PAYE pay?

You pay 0% on any earnings up to £12,500. You pay 20% on anything between £12,501 – £50,000. You pay 40% on earnings between £50,001 – £150,000. You pay 45% on anything you earn over £150,001.

## What is PAYE and how is it calculated?

PAYE is calculated based on how much you earn and whether you’re eligible for the personal allowance. The personal allowance is the amount you’re able to earn tax-free each year.

## How is PAYE calculated each month?

How is PAYE calculated? The amount of PAYE you should pay is worked out based on your earnings, as well as any personal allowance you’re entitled to. A personal allowance is the amount you’re allowed to earn each financial year before you get taxed on your income. In 2020/2021, the personal allowance is set at £12,500.

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## Who must pay PAYE?

PAYE, or Employees tax, is the tax that employers must deduct from the employment income of employees – such as salaries, wages and bonuses and pay over to SARS monthly. It’s withheld daily, weekly, or monthly when these amounts are paid or become payable to the employees.

## How is PAYE deducted from salary?

PAYE is calculated monthly and paid to SARS by your employer monthly, even if you are paid weekly / fortnightly. … This is then divided again by the same work period to get the monthly PAYE tax which is then withheld, displayed on your IRP5 and paid over to SARS.

## Is Paye a tax?

PAYE stands for ‘Pay As You Earn’. If you are an employee, you normally pay tax through PAYE. Every time your salary is paid, your employer deducts Income Tax (IT), Pay Related Social Insurance (PRSI) and Universal Social Charge (USC) and pays the amount deducted to Revenue.

## Do I get PAYE tax back?

If you have paid too much tax through your employment or pension and the end of the tax year in which you overpaid tax has already passed (and you have not received a P800 or need your refund urgently and can’t wait for your P800), you can make a claim for a refund. It is probably easiest to do this by writing to HMRC.

## When should I pay PAYE tax?

You must pay your PAYE bill to HM Revenue and Customs ( HMRC ) by: the 22nd of the next tax month if you pay monthly. the 22nd after the end of the quarter if you pay quarterly – for example, 22 July for the 6 April to 5 July quarter.

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## Do I have to pay PAYE?

PAYE is HM Revenue and Customs’ ( HMRC ) system to collect Income Tax and National Insurance from employment. You do not need to register for PAYE if none of your employees are paid £120 or more a week, get expenses and benefits, have another job or get a pension. However, you must keep payroll records.

## How much tax do you pay on 200 a week?

In the UK, the first £11,850 (2018/2019) or £12,500 (2019/2020) of income is free of income tax. In this example, £200 per week or £10,400 per year is below this level and thus no income tax will be paid.

## Why is my PAYE so high?

You may have overpaid tax if you become unemployed or are out of work sick. Find out more about claiming a tax refund if you are unemployed or out of work sick. You may also have overpaid tax if your tax credits are incorrect or you haven’t claimed tax relief for certain expenses.

## What percentage is PAYE?

Tax thresholds, rates and codes

PAYE tax rates and thresholds 2018 to 2019
UK basic tax rate 20% on annual earnings above the PAYE tax threshold and up to £34,500
UK higher tax rate 40% on annual earnings from £34,501 to £150,000
UK additional tax rate 45% on annual earnings above £150,000

## How much is PAYE tax for employers?

PAYE (Pay as you Earn)

For all earnings above an employees tax free threshold up to £37,500 per annum the basic rate of tax is 20%, for earnings between £37,501 p.a and £150,000 p.a the rate is 40% and for earnings above £150,000 p.a. it is 45%.

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## Why is PAYE tax different each month?

If the amount that the payroll changes each month is relatively small, to within a pound or two, it is because the tax tables HMRC uses to calculate income tax don’t use odd pennies. So monthly deductions do vary slightly. It is not unusual for employees to have incorrect tax codes.