Tax help for students

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HM Revenue & Customs is reminding students living and working in the south this summer that they may not have to pay tax on the money they make from summer jobs.

The tax office says that large numbers of students are unaware that, provided their total earnings for the tax year are less than the personal allowance of £7,475, they will not have to pay any tax on the money they make.

To ensure their employers don’t deduct tax they don’t owe, students need to fill in a form P38(S), which is available to download from the HMRevenue and Customs website at athmrc.gov.uk/forms/p38s.pdf.