There is currently a £2,000 a year, 0% tax band allowance for dividend income. This means you can receive dividends income of up to £2,000 pa with no tax to pay. The government will reduce the tax-free Dividend Allowance from £2,000 to £1,000 from April 2023 and again down to £500 in April 2024.
If you are an owner/shareholding director in a limited company, you should consider declaring an interim before 5th April 2023 tax year end.
Tax rates above the current £2,000 threshold (soon to be £1,000) will be taxed in the current tax year at:
If you wait and declare a dividend after 5th April 2023, an additional £1,000 of dividends will pay tax at the above rates. By declaring an interim dividend early (if not already done so) you could save taxes of up to £87.50, £333.75 or £395.35 respectively based on your tax band this year.