If you employ staff, you must give all employees a P60 at the end of each tax year, if they are working for you on 5 April. This must provide this by 31 May, on paper or electronically. You can either:
- use your payroll software, including HM Revenue and Customs’ (HMRC) Basic PAYE Tools
- order the forms from HMRC if your payroll software can’t produce them
You can’t download blank P45 and P60 forms.
Contact HMRC if you have problems ordering online, your order hasn’t arrived in 7 working days, or to order by telephone 0300 123 1074.
A P60 shows an employee the tax that has been paid on their salary during the tax year (6 April – 5 April). They will get a separate P60 for each of their jobs.
They need this P60 to prove how much tax they have paid on their salary, for example:
- to claim back overpaid tax
- to apply for tax credits
- as proof of their income if they apply for a loan or a mortgage
They can check how much tax they paid last year if they think they might have paid too much (https://www.gov.uk/check-income-tax-last-year)