Useful Information

Tax Return Checklist 2018/2019

Please find below a list of the details/documents which we require in order to complete and submit your 2019
Tax Return. If you could just check through the list and send on details relevant to your own situation we would be most grateful.

We appreciate that not all the details are relevant to you, so please ignore any that do not apply to you.

Could we ask that you send in all your information as photocopies or e-mail attachments. PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU DO KEEP YOUR ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS SAFE.

Seafarer’s Tax Calendar – Key Dates

Below you will find some key dates relating to your tax affairs and tax refund claims.

Self Assessment Deadline
Paper tax returns
Midnight 31 October
Online tax returns
Midnight 31 January
Pay the tax you owe
Midnight 31 January

Income tax rates and allowances

Income Tax allowances table 2017-18 and 2018-19

2018-19 2019-20
Personal allowance for people born before 5 April 1948
Personal allowance for people born after 5 April 1948
Income limit for personal allowance
Maximum married couples allowance born before 5 April 1935
Minimum married couples allowance
Income limit for married couples allowance
Blind person allowance
Rent-A-Room limit
Transfer surplus married couple allowance (restrictions apply)
  1. The Personal Allowance reduces where the income is above £100,000 – by £1 for every £2 of income above the £100,000 limit. This reduction applies irrespective of age or date of birth.
  2. These allowances reduce where the income is above the income limit by £1 for every £2 of income above the limit. This applies until the level of the personal allowance for those aged under 65, or from 2013-14, for those born after 5 April 1948, is reached. For married couples allowance this applies until it reaches the minimum amount
  3. Tax relief for the Married Couple’s Allowance is given at the rate of 10 per cent.
  4. Available to spouses/ civil partners born after 5 April 1935. This allowance is 10% of the personal allowance for those born after 5 April 1938. It allows a spouse or civil partner who is not liable to income tax above the basic rate to transfer this amount of their personal allowance to their spouse/ civil partner. The recipient must not be liable to tax above the basic rate. The recipient is eligible to a tax reduction of 20% of the transferred amount

National Insurance

Helpline for Seafarers NI enquiries 03000 582419 Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm, they will be able to assist with any queries you have.