Learn everything you need about the P45 form and its importance.
What Is a P45 Form?
What Is a P45 Form: FAQs
Do I Need a P45 to Start a New Job?
Yes, your new employer needs to see your P45 form. The P45 document is vital for beginning your new employment because it lets your new employer know which tax code must be applied to your salary as it determines the tax and national insurance deductions from your pay.
Can I Get a P45 Online?
Your previous employer should have sent you your P45 in the post or digitally. Most employer’s PAYE systems will provide a digital version of the form, so if you’re sent a physical copy, you could contact them and ask for a digital version. You can only access your P45 digitally if it’s sent to you from your previous employer.
What Do I Do if My Employer Fails to Give Me a P45?
It’s a legal requirement for employers to give an ex-employee their P45 form. Most people should receive their P45 around the period of their leaving date. However, if you’ve already left your previous job and still need to acquire your P45, you may need to contact them to forward you a copy, or you can contact HMRC and inform them of the situation, and they can handle it.
How Long Is a P45 Valid?
A P45 is valid only for the same tax year it’s given, as it covers anything to do with tax paid during the current tax year. If the tax year changes between leaving a job and starting a new one, you’ll need to fill out a starter checklist form instead that will be submitted to HMRC by your new employer.
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