Updating employee tax codes for the new tax year
Before you pay your employees in the 2017/2018 tax year, you should ensure they have the correct tax code. From 6 April 2017, the following tax codes will change:
- Tax codes with a suffix of the letter L increase by 50, for example, 1060L becomes 1110L.
- Tax codes with a suffix of the letter M increase by 55, for example, 998M becomes 1053M.
- Tax codes with a suffix of the letter N increase by 45, for example, 1202M becomes 1247N.
Sage One Payroll automatically calculates the tax code increase for all employees on the L, M and N tax codes. When you process your first pay run in the new tax year, a window appears showing the relevant employee’s 2016/2017 tax codes and the updated tax codes for the new tax year. Simply confirm the changes, then process your payroll as normal.
If HMRC have sent you a P9 notice for individual employees, you must manually change the tax code in their employee record.
- 1. Process your first pay run in the new tax year.
The Prepare Employee Tax Codes for Tax Year 2017/2018 window appears.
- 2. Check the new tax codes are correct. Edit if required.
- 3. Click Save.
- 1. Go to the Employees tab, then click the relevant employee.
- 2. Click Edit.
- 3. Under Current Tax Details, change the tax code, if required.
- 4. Click Save.