Payroll tax week and tax month calendar

The tax periods determine the tax and national insurance thresholds used to calculate employees’ pay depending on what pay date is used and the pay frequency. You can check the tax period the pay date falls into by using the charts below.

The deadline for submitting a Full Payment Submission (FPS) is on or before the employees are paid. HMRC use the pay date contained in the submission to determine if you’ve submitted late or not, so it’s important that you understand what this means to you and your employees. 

Monthly chart

Date fromDate toTax month
6 April5 May1
6 May5 June2
6 June5 July3
6 July5 August4
6 August5 September5
6 September5 October6
6 October5 November7
6 November5 December8
6 December5 January9
6 January5 February10
6 February5 March11
6 March5 April12

Four-weekly chart

Date fromDate toTax weeks
6 April3 May1-4
4 May31 May5-8
1 June28 June9-12
29 June26 July13-16
27 July23 August17-20
24 August20 September21-24
21 September18 October25-28
19 October15 November29-32
16 November13 December33-36
14 December10 January37-40
11 January7 February41-44
8 February7 March45-48
8 March4 April49-52
5 April5 April53


Fortnightly chart

Date fromDate toTax weeks
6 April19 April1-2
20 April3 May3-4
4 May17 May5-6
18 May31 May7-8
1 June14 June9-10
15 June28 June11-12
29 June12 July13-14
13 July26 July15-16
27 July9 August17-18
10 August23 August19-20
24 August6 September21-22
7 September20 September23-24
21 September4 October25-26
5 October18 October27-28
19 October1 November29-30
2 November15 November31-32
16 November29 November33-34
30 November13 December35-36
14 December27 December37-38
28 December10 January39-40
11 January24 January41-42
25 January7 February43-44
8 February21 February45-46
22 February7 March47-48
8 March21 March49-50
22 March4 April51-52
5 April5 April53


Weekly chart

Date fromDate toTax week
6 April12 April1
13 April19 April2
20 April26 April3
27 April3 May4
4 May10 May5
11 May17 May6
18 May24 May7
25 May31 May8
1 June7 June9
8 June14 June10
15 June21 June11
22 June28 June12
29 June5 July13
6 July12 July14
13 July19 July15
20 July26 July16
27 July2 August17
3 August9 August18
10 August16 August19
17 August23 August20
24 August30 August21
31 August6 September22
7 September13 September23
14 September20 September24
21 September27 September25
28 September4 October26
5 October11 October27
12 October18 October28
19 October25 October29
26 October1 November30
2 November8 November31
9 November15 November32
16 November22 November33
23 November29 November34
30 November6 December35
7 December13 December36
14 December20 December37
21 December27 December38
28 December3 January39
4 January10 January40
11 January17 January41
18 January24 January42
25 January31 January43
1 February7 February44
8 February14 February45
15 February21 February46
22 February28 February47
1 March7 March48
8 March14 March49
15 March21 March50
22 March28 March51
29 March4 April52
5 April5 April53