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ESA and tax?

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ladybird69 Thu 07-Jan-16 22:51:00

I'm receiving ESA at the moment, the income related ESA, do I have to pay tax? as I got a form from the tax office but have no idea what to do about it. any advice would be great Tia

Akire Thu 07-Jan-16 22:57:36

you don't pay tax on income based but you can on contribution based as you will be considered to have a higher income. Worth ringing tax office or filling in the form. I always get a tax summary at end of year but always shows zero owed.

Akire Thu 07-Jan-16 22:59:39

Explains it here... Sort of!
www.gov.uk/income-tax/taxfree-and-taxable-state-benefits

ladybird69 Thu 07-Jan-16 23:19:50

thanks Akire
I've been trying to get through to tax line but it's just a nightmare so I'll take a look at that web page. thank you for help smile

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