Why are my tax figures zero?

UK tax residents are entitled to a personal allowance to cover income on which they do not have to pay income tax. For the 2020/21 tax year, the personal allowance is £12,500, so if your income is below this amount, there is no tax to pay. You may still need to file a tax return and pay National Insurance Contributions, though.

If you are self-employed or have a property that you're renting out, you are also entitled to an additional allowance of up to £1,000 specifically against this income.

If your trading or property expenses are under £1,000 you don't need to claim them at all - as untied automatically applies this for you in calculating your tax and submitting your tax returns.

We have spent a lot of time trying to work out how this should appear in the summary bar at the top of the screen. There's no one perfect answer, so we've chosen to display the expenses that you've already tagged and automatically apply the allowance in your tax calculation if those expenses are still below the allowance limit of £1,000.

In this case, we're seeing self-employment income of £13,500. No tax is due because of the availability of both the £1,000 allowance and the personal allowance of £12,500.

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