Payroll - Tax Year End 5th April 2023

Payroll Tax Year End 5th April 2023

The following is an outline procedure for running your final payroll for 2022-23 and setting up your employee records for 2023-24.

Your final payroll will be either the payroll for the calendar month of March or for the last week which is paid on or before 5th April, not the payroll for the last working week ended before the 5th April.

1. If you have not already claimed your Employer Allowance (£5,000 reduction in the amount of Employer's National Insurance payable) then you should first submit an Employer's Payment Summary (EPS), and tick the box ' Employment Allowance claimed '; the 'Submit EPS' button can be found at the bottom of the P32 report in Employee Accounts.

2. Send your final Full Payment Submission (FPS) as normal when running your final payroll (including terminating leavers before submitting the FPS), but remember to tick the box 'This is the final FPS submission of the tax year.'.

3. For most of you the answers to the questions which appear on the screen will be 'no', but if in doubt, please ask – you may for example need to submit forms P11D and P11D(b) relating to 'benefits in kind' for the year, in which case select 'yes' in answer to the relevant question.

4. If you forget to tick the 'This is the final FPS submission of the tax year.' box on your FPS submission, or did not make any payments in the final month or week, you will need to submit an EPS and tick the 'This is the final EPS or FPS submission of the tax year.' box.

5. Update your employee records with the correct tax code:

5.1. untick any 'week 1 / month 1' boxes which had been ticked;

5.2. apply any tax codes which have been notified by HMRC on a P9 coding notice;

5.3. where no specific tax code notice has been notified and the employee is on a standard code ending in 'L' change to the standard '1257L' allowance for 2023-24 tax year (it's unchanged from the previous year so if it's already '1257L' you can leave unchanged).

6. Check employees meet the National Minimum Wage which changes on 1st April 2023 – see

7. Print and distribute a P60 report for each employee who was still employed by you at the end of the tax year (those who had previously left will have received a P45); the P60 summarises their total pay and deductions for the year and you must give your employees a P60 by 31st May.

8. Where an employee has received any benefits in kind, for example the use of a company vehicle, private medical insurance paid by the employer, or interest free loans, then these must be reported to HMRC on a P11d on or before 6th July, and any Class 1A National Insurance due paid by 19th July (or 22nd July if paid electronically).

9. Following submission of the final FPS/ EPS for 2022-23 you may need to update the Employment Allowance in Company Settings – see:

10. Tax and NIC rates will be updated centrally by your software provider but for further information on rates and allowances for the 2023-24 tax year please see:

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