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National Insurance and tax after state pension age

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When you reach State Pension age you no longer pay National Insurance contributions, but you don't automatically stop paying Income Tax. If your taxable income – including your State Pension – is more than your tax-free allowances you'll still have to pay tax.

How do I know if I should be paying tax?

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) may have already contacted you to help you work out if you should be paying tax at State Pension age. You may have received a Pension Coding form P161. It's important that you fill this in so that you pay the right tax and get your age-related allowances.

Who to contact

Telephone
0300 200 3300 Mon to Fri 8.00am to 8.00pm, Sat 8.00am to 4.00pm, Sun 9.00am to 5.00pm
0300 200 3319 Textphone
Website
GOV.UK - Getting your tax and National Insurance right

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