# Excel/TAX RATE BANDS

Question
QUESTION: I need a formula for the following

2015 RATES         Yearly
1.50%       UP_TO   €12,012.00
3.50%   OVER  €12,012     UP_TO   €17,576.00
7.00%   OVER €17,576.00      UP_TO   €70,044.00
8.00%   ALL  SALARY   OVER      €70,044.00
I would be most gratefull if you could e-mail me a formula for same
The Tax due should be  €9644.16 if ones salary was  €140,000
regards  Alex
you may use = IF......

ANSWER: It's relatively simple, though I'd normally do this with a lookup table, which would make the job of updating it year on year easier

If I've followed this, for someone on 140,000 they would be taxed at 1.5% on the first 12012, then 3.5% on the next slice and so on?

Assuming my logic is right

=IF(Salary<=12012,Salary*1.5%,IF(Salary<=17576,((Salary-12012)*3.5%)+180.18,IF(Salary<=70044,((Salary-17576)*7%)+374.92,((Salary-70044)*8%)+4047.68)))

where Salary is replaced with the appropriate cell reference.

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QUESTION: Thank you for the Formula but as I am paid Forthnightly can you re adjust the formula to take this into account.
Many  Thanks
Regards  Alex

ANSWER: I'm not sure how you want the formula adjusting - if you mean your salary is to be multiplied by 26 to get to the annual equivalent, then it would be salary*26 instead of Salary.  basic principle holds with the IF statement or lookup though

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QUESTION: HI NO THE SALARY WOULD BE DIVIDED BY 26 CAN YOU AMEND THE FORMULA
MANY THANKS
ALEX

by Salary I assume you mean the tax band - but dividing that by 26 is the same as multiplying the amount you get paid BY 26 - however,

=IF(Salary<=12012/26,Salary*1.5%,IF(Salary<=17576/26,((Salary-(12012/26))*3.5%)+(180.18/26),IF(Salary<=70044/26,((Salary-(17576/26))*7%)+(374.92/26),((Salary-(70044/26))*8%)+(4047.68/26))))
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