HM Treasury have now issued a commencement order to allow the Welsh Government to introduce income tax rates for Welsh taxpayers with effect from 6 April 2019. 

Under the devolution of Welsh tax rates, the current basic, higher and additional rate tax bands will be reduced by 10% and replaced with a rate to be decided by the Welsh Government in its draft budget in the Autumn. The new rates will be payable by Welsh taxpayers and apply to non-savings income, including employment, self employment, pension and rental income.

HMRC will be responsible for determining who is a Welsh taxpayer; this will be based on their address and employers are being urged to encourage their employees to ensure that the address in their personal tax account is correct ahead of the changes.


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The Wales Act 2014 (Commencement No. 2) Order 2018 


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