Ongoing payroll tasks
Taking on an employee
In this section we look at the main activities associated with running a payroll, including making submissions to HMRC, paying your employee and paying HMRC.
As an employer, you need to complete certain tasks on an ongoing basis. It may be helpful to think of the tasks that you need to do in a process chart – see below.
In this section, we look at the ongoing tasks associated with running a payroll including:
- Preparing calculations (mainly relevant for paper filers)
- Making submissions (mainly relevant for online filers)
- Giving your employee a payslip
- Paying HMRC
You can find some resources to help you run your payroll, such as checklists, a payroll calendar and a payroll data card in our resources section.
There are also several end-of-year tasks to be aware of. For example, certain forms need to be completed by employers after the end of the tax year. We look at these requirements in more detail in our dedicated end of year section.
For information on penalties under RTI, for example for not doing payroll tasks at the correct time, or not doing them accurately, go to our getting things wrong section.