Updating Employee Tax Codes
Each employee gets a new tax code at the start of the tax year. These new tax codes are effective from 6 April.
To update employee tax codes:
For employees on a tax code with an L suffix, the tax code is set to increase by 56 at the beginning of the 2014/15 tax year.
So if a tax code was 944L in 2013/14, it changes to 1000L for 2014/15.
Unless you’ve received an individual tax code update for an employee, this change applies to all employees with an L suffix tax code
- 1. Start the first pay run of the new tax year.
- 2. The new employee tax codes are listed. Check each employee in the list to make sure their new tax code is correct.
- 3. For employees whose tax codes can’t be updated automatically, click ‘Check with HMRC’
This opens the HMRC portal.