David Cameron paid almost £76,000 in tax on an income of more than £200,000 in 2014-15, figures released by the prime minister have shown.
He earned £46,899 from his 50% share of rent on the London family home in Notting Hill, the first such papers released by a prime minister reveal.
The disclosure comes after Mr Cameron admitted he could have better handled the row over his financial affairs.
He also announced a new task force to investigate tax-dodging allegations.
‘Not a great week’
This comes at the end of a week of questions and successive statements over whether Mr Cameron had owned and sold units in an offshore fund run by his late father, Ian Cameron.
Details of the fund had been contained in a leak of 11 million documents, known as the Panama Papers.
The figures released by the prime minister show:
In 2014-15, David Cameron paid £75,898 in tax on £200,307 earnings
On top of his prime ministerial income, and the London rent, he last year received £9,834 in taxable expenses from the Tory party and £3,052 in interest on savings at a High Street bank
He and his wife Samantha made a £19,000 profit from the sale in 2010 of their shares in the Blairmore Holdings fund
Mr Cameron declared a £9,501 share of that profit, below the then £10,100 capital gains tax threshold
He earned enough to benefit from the 2013 cut in the top rate of tax from 50p to 45p (for people earning more than £150,000)
In 2010 when he first entered Downing Street, he took the prime ministerial expenses deduction – a £20,000 tax-free allowance – as part of his £142,500 salary
But he voluntarily cancelled out the allowance by declaring the equivalent amount as taxable income from 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2013-14, before waiving it from 2014-15
The PM said he was publishing the information to be “completely open and transparent” about his financial affairs.
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Source:: BBC UK