While you’re spending your student years learning the fine art of adulting, the chances are you’re spending a fair bit of cash as well. Maybe you’re pulling a few hours of work to keep yourself ticking over. The thing is, if you don’t know the basics of the UK’s tax system, you’re probably missing out – and possibly messing up. Getting your tax wrong can start as a sharp pain in the back pocket, but it’ll quickly escalate to a major headache if you let it get out of hand. Here’s a quick guide to tax for students to keep things as painless as possible.