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From 6 April 2016, whether you’re a basic or higher-rate taxpayer you're entitled to Personal Savings Allowance (PSA). For most people, this means you can earn more savings interest without paying tax.
The PSA applies not just to the interest you earn from savings accounts, but from bank accounts and credit unions too. Interest that is from ISAs does not count towards this allowance and is still completely free from income tax.
The table below shows how much you could put away in savings, based on an interest rate of 1.5% p.a., before having to pay tax on the interest.
If you already fill in a self-assessment tax return e.g if you are self employed, carry on doing this and remember to include your total income from your non-ISA savings.
No. The Personal Savings Allowance is in addition to your annual ISA allowance, the interest made on your ISA account remains completely tax-free and does not count towards your Personal Savings Allowance.
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