Reclaiming overpaid tax

Now that we have passed another tax year end there may be employees who now realise that for one reason or another they have paid too much tax. This can typically arise where you change jobs in a year or have more than one job and too much PAYE has been deducted. As an employee the simplest course is just …

Preparing for RTI

With the planned implementation of Real Time Information (RTI) in 2013, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) are spreading the message to employers saying that it is now more important than ever to ensure employee details are recorded accurately. They say that it is important to always make sure any information that you send HMRC is correct, to help ensure that …

Payroll services – when the Cloud breaks

Last week saw Intuit’s Quickbooks payroll service in the US stop working and automatic payroll payments fail. It happened at a time that many were still on holiday following Memorial Day so that in many cases alternative arrangements were not available. It seems that the problem started at the beginning of the day in question, was not reacted to by …

Business Payroll – Entitlement to Work in the UK

If you’re responsible for running your business payroll then hopefully you are aware of the Entitlement to Work in the UK Rules. If not, then here is a quick overview of the rules to give you the information you need. You have a statutory duty to check the entitlement of everyone you plan to employ to work in the UK,in …