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PAYE payment and form RT2 April deadline reminder

19 April, 2018: RT2 and PAYE payment may be due this month – we explain what you have to do.

HMRC issue April ‘Employer Bulletin’

19 April, 2018: HMRC have issued the latest Employer Bulletin – ‘Your route to the latest in payroll news‘. In general, these bulletins contain lots of useful information to help employers meet their payroll obligations, such as updates on forthcoming changes to the rules and guidance in dealing with particular payroll issues.

Any questions? Direct Payments

09 April, 2018: I’ve started to receive direct payments and have taken on a PA, but I don’t understand what I need to do for HMRC, so haven’t done anything. Please can you help?

Making your final payroll submission of the tax year

29 March, 2018: The end of the tax year is fast approaching. If you are paying your PA in the next few days, you will need to remember to put ‘Yes’ in the ‘Final submission for year’ field in your payroll software.

PAYE online services planned downtime

28 March, 2018: The Pay As You Earn (PAYE) online services are scheduled for maintenance from 11:45pm on 5 April to 7am on 6 April. During this time you will be unable to use the online service. This is due to planned updates of the system for the new tax year.

Are you aware that auto enrolment contributions are about to go up?

22 March, 2018: From 6 April 2018, you will be required to increase the amount of your minimum contributions into your PA’s automatic enrolment pension from 1% to 2% of their ‘qualifying earnings’. Your minimum contributions will rise again from 2% to 3% from 6 April 2019.

2018/19 Rates and Thresholds for Employers

05 March, 2018: The rates and thresholds for employers for 2018/19 are now available.

End of Year tasks employer webinar

05 March, 2018: HMRC are running a series of webinars designed for employers who use the Basic PAYE Tools. The webinar covers end-of-year tasks, the P60 form, sending the last FPS to HMRC, and preparing for the new tax year.

Watch out for the minimum wage increase on 1 April 2018

22 February, 2018: The National Minimum Wage (NMW)/National Living Wage (NLW) is how much pay per hour a worker is entitled to. This figure is set to rise from 1 April 2018. The rate will depend on the worker’s age and whether they are an apprentice.

HMRC issue February ‘Employer Bulletin’

19 February, 2018: HMRC have issued the latest Employer Bulletin – ‘Your route to the latest in payroll news‘. In general, these bulletins contain lots of useful information to help employers meet their payroll obligations, such as updates on forthcoming changes to the rules and guidance in dealing with particular payroll issues.