Employers, (Limited Companies or Sole Traders), operate PAYE as part of payroll. PAYE is HM Revenue and Customs’ (HMRC) system to collect Income Tax and National Insurance from employment. You’re exempt from PAYE if none of your employees is paid £111 or more a week, gets expenses and benefits, has another job or gets a pension. However, you must keep payroll records.
Payments and deductions
When paying your employees through payroll you also need to make deductions for PAYE. Payments to your employees include their salary or wages, as well as things like any tips or bonuses, or statutory sick or maternity pay.
Deductions from their pay
From these payments you’ll need to deduct Tax and National Insurance for most employees. Other deductions you may need to make include student loan repayments or pension contributions.
Reporting to and paying HMRC
Reporting pay and deductions
If you run payroll yourself you’ll need to report your employees’ payments and deductions to HMRC on or before each payday.
Your payroll software will work out how much tax and National Insurance you owe, including an employer’s National Insurance contribution on each employee’s earnings above £153 a week.
You’ll need to send another report to claim any reduction on what you owe HMRC (eg for statutory pay).
You’ll be able to view what you owe HMRC, based on your reports. You then pay them, usually every month. If you’re a small employer that expects to pay less than £1,500 a month, you can arrange to pay quarterly.
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