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The numbers represent how much you earn tax free, which is just the private allowance that is about as £12,570.

The letters relate to a taxpayer’s situation and the way it alters the private allowance. Tax codes start with an “S” in Scotland and a “C” in Wales.

The next letters in a tax code all signify various things:

L – Basic personal allowance for somebody born after April 5, 1948

0T – No personal allowance

BR – All income from this source is taxed at the fundamental rate

DO – All income from this source is taxed at the upper rate

D1 – All income from this source is taxed at the extra rate

K – Total deductions exceed their allowances

M – Marriage Allowance receiving 10 percent of their spouse or civil partners’ personal allowance

N – Marriage Allowance providing 10 percent of their unused personal allowance to their spouse or civil partner

NT – No tax is due on this income

C – Paying income tax in Wales

S – Paying Scottish rate of Income Tax in Scotland

T – Tax office must review the tax code or to maintain personal details confidential

W1 or M1 – Emergency tax codes for week one or month one depending on when an individual gets paid.

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