How to Register as an Employer with HMRC

You normally need to register as an employer with HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) when you start employing staff, or using subcontractors for construction work.

You must register even if you’re only employing yourself, for example as the only director of a limited company.

You must register before the first payday. It usually takes up to 5 days to get your employer PAYE reference number. You can’t register more than 2 months before you start paying people.

If your business starts employing people on or after 6 April, you’ll get your employer PAYE reference number by 17 May.

To pay an employee before you get your employer PAYE reference number, you should:

  1. Run payroll
  2. Store your full payment submission
  3. Send a late full payment submission to HMRC

More information and help can be found here

Informing HMRC about a new employee

You must tell HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) when you take on a new employee and be registered as an employer.

Before you pay your new starter follow these steps:

  1. Check you need to pay them through PAYE.
  2. Get employee information to work out their tax code – if you don’t have their P45, use HMRC’s ‘starter checklist’ (which replaced the P46).
  3. Find out if they need to repay a student loan.
  4. Use these details to set up your new employee in your payroll software.
  5. Register your employee with HMRC using a Full Payment Submission (FPS).

Further information can be found here

Payroll – End of Year Tasks

As an employer running payroll, you need to:

  • report to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) on the previous tax year (which ends on 5 April 2017) and give your employees a P60
  • prepare for the new tax year, which starts on 6 April 2017
What you need to do   When
Send your final payroll report of the year   On or before your employees’ payday
Update employee payroll records   From 6 April
Update payroll software   From 6 April
Give your employees a P60   By 31 May
Report employee expenses and benefits   By 6 July

More details can be found here

Payroll End of Year Tasks

PayrollAs the financial year comes to an end on 5th April 2016, it’s time to look at the tasks that employers running a payroll need to complete for Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC).  You need to report to HMRC on the previous tax year (which ends on 5 April), give your employees a P60 and prepare for the new tax year, which starts on 6 April 2016

HERE ARE THE 5 ESSENTIAL TASKS AND TIMESCALE:

What you need to do When
Send your final payroll report of the year On or before your employees’ payday
Update employee payroll records From 6 April
Update payroll software From 6 April
Give your employees a P60 By 31 May
Report employee expenses and benefits By 6 July

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