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Is Statutory Sick Pay taxed?

(5 Posts)
acnebride Tue 28-Jun-05 10:39:38

Floundering in official websites, i can't work out whether you get taxed if you're on SSP?? The rate seems to be £68.20 pw at the moment so tax would take us down to about £42?

SaintGeorge Tue 28-Jun-05 10:42:37

IIRC it is taxable - but unless you have a very low tax code then it would normally fall below the taxable earnings limit (about £91 per week on a standard tax coding)

Twiglett Tue 28-Jun-05 10:44:38

yes I think

but being on SSP will lower your annual tax commitment anyway (as its averaged over the year) so you will be able to claim some back .. speak to IR they can be quite helpful at times

SaintGeorge Tue 28-Jun-05 10:47:45

Good point Twiglett - assuming you are paid on normal PAYE then the tax should adjust itself automatically depending how long you are on SSP for. You may well get a rebate in your pay packet.

acnebride Tue 28-Jun-05 10:56:10

Thanks all very much.

What with me working p/t, dh going from f/t to p/t to being off sick, tax credits and virtual vouchers - well, at least work seems really simple in comparison...

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