PAYE and NI

How to survive a PAYE and NIC inspection

However confident you are that your records are complete and well maintained, a PAYE / NIC inspection might still catch you unawares. Here are some pointers to help you.

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Payslip basics

Most employees receive payslips and take them for granted, but what are the legal requirements?

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Don't pay too much national insurance

If you have income from more than one job, or if you have self employment income as well as being employed, you should take care to ensure that you do not pay more in national insurance contributions than you need to.

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Tax-free gifts to staff

In an environment where most employee 'perks' are subject to tax it may be helpful for you as an employer to be aware of the few concessions that have been made by HMRC.

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Employing your spouse

When considering the overall tax position of your family, it is worth considering if you can justify employing your spouse in your business.

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An introduction to PAYE

Whether an individual is an employee or self-employed in a particular situation is a question of fact depending on the terms under which he or she works. When you engage someone to do work for you, you have to decide whether or not to apply the PAYE rules. It is up to you to get it right or suffer the consequences.

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PAYE and NI

Real Time Information (RTI) and other PAYE and national insurance (NI) planning guides.

Benefits in kind and expenses payments

Benefits in kind are assessed on all directors and employees.

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Pre-Budget Report day PAYE/NIC/student loan deductions due
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