This calculator works out National Insurance contributions (NICs) for both not contracted-out and contracted-out employees, using the exact percentage method. The manual National Insurance tables are calculated on earnings bands, rather than on the exact earnings figure, so results achieved using this calculator may differ very slightly from the manual tables. This calculator provides the accurate figures.
This calculator can be used for Directors. However, their NICs must be reassessed at the end of the tax year, or when the Directorship ceases if earlier, using the Directors Annual Earnings Period (AEP) calculator. Further information on NICs for directors can be found in helpbook CA44 'National Insurance for Company Directors'.
If you are an employer operating PAYE in real time you are no longer:
Instead you should be using software that is capable of filing payroll information online because this calculator has a limited life and may not be maintained in future years.
It is not possible to save the results of any calculations in the computer memory, but you can copy and paste results on to other applications.
Further information about PAYE and National Insurance contributions can be found in employer helpbook CWG2(2014) 'Employer Further Guide to PAYE and NICs'.
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