The following Employment Tax guidance note Produced by Tolley in association Susan Ball provides comprehensive and up to date tax information covering:
A PAYE healthcheck is where an employer asks a third party, often an accountancy firm providing tax advisory services, to under-take a review of an employer’s payroll and benefit procedures to ensure that they are delivering the right results in terms of compliance with HMRC’s rules on tax and NIC on employees’ pay, expenses and benefits. It is designed to minimise the risk of interest and penalties and to improve compliance.
Some organisations shy away from the idea of having a PAYE risk review as it is often seen as being an unnecessary cost. Other organisations take the view that if there are problems with their payroll and benefit procedures, these will surely be identified by their auditors as part of the annual audit process. However, a detailed examination of the client’s payroll, benefits and expenses is not a requirement of an audit, particularly as the audit concept of an error being ‘material’ does not apply in tax. Therefore,employers should not assume that a lack of comment from their auditors must mean that their PAYE procedures are in order.
Although a major item of expenditure for most organisations in the profit and loss account, the payroll itself is unlikely to be the source of any major discrepancies from a tax or NIC perspective. Once an item is included in the payroll, more often than not the appropriate deductions will be accounted for and any errors are likely to be insignificant and certainly not
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