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PAYE Registration

PAYE registration is painful as it can take weeks of dealing with HMRC to get set up. Missing the deadline can also cause you hassle, as you’ll have to submit late full payment submissions.

So let us handle it for you.

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If you plan on paying your employees a salary, you need to first register for PAYE.

PAYE stands for Pay As You Earn and is used with your tax code to make pay deductions.

It’s a legal requirement in the UK for employers to operate under PAYE if they have at least one employee they pay more than a certain amount of money (£123 per week in 2023/24).

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Aaand that’s where we come in.

Setting up PAYE and dealing with HMRC can take hours, days or even weeks.

We’ll manage and offer advice on setting up your PAYE registration, so you can get back to the stuff you love.

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PAYE means ‘Pay As You Earn’ and is used by many employers to take income tax and national insurance from employees’ wages. HMRC will use your employee’s tax code to calculate what they can deduct.

PAYE looks to simplify the tax collecting process for employees and employers by taking taxes regularly throughout the year (usually monthly) instead of through a large lump sum at the end of the year.

Through this method of tax collection, PAYE prevents any nasty surprises at the end of the tax year in the form of a chunky tax bill.


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If you have an employee who is paid £123 or more per week, then you must register for PAYE. If you don’t register, you will still need to keep payroll records.

To register for PAYE, you’ll need to provide information about your business, such as its name, address, and contact details. You’ll also need to provide details about your employees, including their names, dates of birth, National Insurance numbers, and employment start dates.

Once registered, you’ll need to report all income paid to staff to HMRC before each payday so the correct deductions can be made.

Failure to register and report for PAYE can result in penalties from HMRC.

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