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Payday reporting

Published in: TrialBalance | #63

When: Voluntary from 1 April 2018, compulsory from 1 April 2019
What: Businesses will need to file payroll information every payday, rather than once a month. This will replace the employer monthly schedule (EMS).
Why: To make a business’s tax requirements part of its payroll process, rather than being a separate step.
What you need to do: Start thinking about how and when you’ll opt in. You may find payday filing easier if you use payroll software, because this allows your payroll information, including salary, wages, PAYE and other deductions, to be automatically sent to Inland Revenue at the same time as you pay your employees. If you already use payroll software, ask your provider how they can support payday filing. If you don’t use payroll software, start planning now. You’ll have time after your payday to file the returns. Payment due dates for PAYE and other deductions won’t change.

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