Income Tax mapped: The UK towns paying highest Income Tax revealed – is yours on list?

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INCOME TAX rates increase in different bands, with certain levels of income being taxed at different rates. Which towns in the UK are paying the highest levels of Income Tax?

According to national accountancy group UHY Hacker Young, nine of the top 10 UK towns paying the highest levels of Income Tax are so-called “Stockbroker Belt” towns. According to the group’s study of 579 towns and cities, it’s residents of Esher and Walton in Surrey who are paying the highest rate of Income Tax as a percentage of their income.

These residents paid an average Income Tax of 28 percent of their £68,600 in earnings.

The average amount of Income Tax paid per person in this area was £18,900.

Ranking second was Beaconsfield. Here, the average income per person is £59,200.

The study found the average amount of Income Tax paid per person was £14,800.

Windsor came in third place in terms of major towns paying the highest levels of Income Tax paid per person – at £13,700.

Here, the average income per person is £56,000.

Other towns on the list included Hitchin and Harpenden, Chesham and Amersham, Sevenoaks, South West Hertfordshire, and Mole Valley.

In ninth and 10th place were Runnymede and Weybridge, and Altrincham and Sale West.

London ranked at 23rd place, with the average income per person in the capital being £46,900.

The average amount of Income Tax paid per person was found to be £10,400.

In the UK, the average income per person is £30,722, with the average amount of Income Tax paid per person being £4,617.

Of all the 579 major towns and cities in the study, Nottingham North came in 579th place in terms of the average amount of Income Tax paid per person.

In this location, the average income per person is £21,700, while the average amount of Income Tax paid per person is £2,080.

Neela Chauhan, Tax Partner at UHY Hacker Young says: “The South East has cemented its position as one of the most affluent areas in the UK.

“This is likely to continue for years to come as Stockbroker Belt towns attract high earning celebrities and City workers alike.

“However, the Government needs to be careful not to kill this golden goose by overtaxing it.

“We have seen signs in some areas, such as non-doms, that higher levels of tax is gradually driving high earners out of the country.”

How much Income Tax a person pays in each tax year depends on how much of their income is above the Personal Allowance, as well as how much of their income falls within each tax band.

There are some forms of income which will be tax-free.

The South East has cemented its position as one of the most affluent areas in the UK

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