Definition of tax year in English:

tax year


  • A year as reckoned for taxation (in Britain reckoned from 6 April)

    ‘the tax year 2004/5’
    • ‘You receive a notice of coding before the beginning of the new tax year in April, and these should start arriving soon.’
    • ‘The due date for any extra tax that you have to pay is 31 January after the end of the tax year.’
    • ‘An individual is regarded as resident in Britain if he spends 183 or more days in Britain during a tax year.’
    • ‘This week's column coincides with the start of the new tax year.’
    • ‘Note the above figures refer to the next tax year, which begins on 6 April.’
    • ‘Furthermore, trading volumes tend to reduce again in the second quarter, following the end of the fiscal tax year.’
    • ‘The change to a single date of pay and file is to facilitate the move from an April to April tax year to a calendar year tax year.’
    • ‘Experts usually recommend that you top up your pension before the end of the tax year.’
    • ‘It means that the deadline for being able to receive the full allowance for the current tax year is today.’
    • ‘Over the weekend, a friend of mine was trying to work out how much she'd be getting in her pay packet after the new tax year starts on 6 April.’
    • ‘The adviser went through the usual ritual of asking whether I had already opened any ISAs in the current tax year.’
    • ‘It is also useful for women who have been on maternity leave, as they can use carry back to claw back some of the tax paid in the tax year before they took a break from work.’
    • ‘However, there is no cap on how much your employer can contribute to your pension in a tax year.’
    • ‘There are just a few days left before the current tax year comes to an end.’
    • ‘An individual can claim a standard rate tax credit in respect of home loan interest he has paid in the tax year.’
    • ‘Always give enough time before the end of the tax year to cover these contingencies.’
    • ‘Now that the new tax year has started, parents will find themselves with a selection of new rights aimed at improving family life.’
    • ‘Had tax deducted from savings interest or share dividends during a tax year when you weren't working or earned very little?’
    • ‘Say we were to set up our payment for £100 each month over the course of a tax year.’
    • ‘If you do this within six months of the end of the tax year they will issue you with a Self Assessment return to complete.’
    twelve-month period, twelve-month session
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tax year