Hundreds of thousands of Scottish taxpayers will pay more tax from next year after the SNP announced major reforms to the system, including the creation of two new bands. The changes, which are included in the Scottish Budget and will take effect from April, will see a new 21p “intermediate rate” apply to anyone earning over £24,000. People who currently pay the higher and top rates will be the hardest hit, with both set to rise by 1p to 41p and 46p respectively.
The Scottish Budget has been announced at Holyrood. Here are its main points:The higher rate and additional rate will both rise by 1p to 41p and 46p respectively. The basic rate will remain unchanged, but a “starter rate” of 19p and an “intermediate” rate of 21p will also be created. The starter rate will apply to earnings of between £11,850 and £13,850, while the intermediate rate will apply to those between £24,000 and £44,290.
More than a million Scots will pay more tax than their counterparts in other parts of the UK next year, after the SNP announced the biggest shake up of the system since devolution. A new income tax rate of 21p for those earning more than £24,000 will take effect from April, while the higher and additional rates will also be increased to 41p and 46p respectively.
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