HMRC income tax advice error on tax bands!!!
The 2 tables from the links below from HMRC website actually contradict each other for the year 2017-2018, on the higher tax rate upper limit and highest rate lower limit : Here they state that the higher rate tax is between £33,500-£150,000, while here, on another page of their website they state that it’s between £45,000-£150,000.
First link on HMRC tax bands page (correct, only add the £11,500 personal allowance to compare it to your salary):
Second link on HMRC tax band page (HMRC advice is wrong):
The correct version is the first link, (the second one is wrong and they should correct it) where it states that the higher rate tax band starts from £33,500 and ends at £150,000 – although confusingly, even though they state that it’s on the taxable income, they didn’t explain that taxable income means only the income above the personal allowance of £11,500 – therefore, their table translates this way: the higher rate tax band starts from earnings of £45,000 and ends at £161,500.