Your tax code is usually the amount you can earn without paying tax, divided by 10, with a letter Your tax code will start with an ‘S’ if you’re a Scottish taxpayer.
Tax code: S1257L
1257 becomes £12,570 earned before tax.
To make sure you’re on the right tax code, check your code matches the Personal Allowance you should be getting.
If you think your tax code is wrong, or if you’re in any doubt, contact HMRC. Contact details for HMRC are on the GOV.UK website
It’s important you give HMRC all the information they ask for so you don’t end up on the wrong tax code and pay too much or too little tax.
To sort out a tax problem, contact HMRC. Contact details are on the GOV.UK website
Or call HMRC on 0300 200 3300*.
* Lines are open Monday to Friday, 8am to 8pm, Saturday 8am to 4pm, Sunday 9am to 5pm. Call charges apply, find out more on GOV.UK