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Payroll services

Payroll compliance work is an important revenue stream for many practices. Read about the latest articles and resources on this topic.

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Features and articles

Changes to the benefits-in-kind rules

Kate Upcraft explains in detail the new rules for optional remuneration arrangements – following changes to the benefits-in-kind rules in April 2017 – and what happens when they are payrolled.

The issues that come with cross-border employment

EY’s Seb Purbrick explains the issues to consider when an employee is seconded to the US, as international assignments can bring unwelcome complexity in terms of tax. Specifically this article focuses on the tax issues when an employee moves to work in the USA.

UK employment tax update for 2017/18

Sarah Bradford explains what’s new for UK employers and employees at the start of the 2017/18 tax year, with important updates around payroll, company cars and the Apprenticeship Levy.

Helpsheets and support

Engagement letters helpsheet

Technical helpsheet providing sample wordings to help you draft engagement letters for a variety of typical engagements for both corporate and non-corporate clients. Includes full text and supplementary schedules.

The essential guide to automating your practice

Technology is moving mainstream. Words such as cyber, cloud and artificial intelligence are entering the lexicon as people become more comfortable and familiar with these terms - which in turn is leading to changing expectations. This guide is written in response to that.

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Readily convertible assets

Explains how these assets are defined and valued under the Social Security (Contributions) Regulations 2001 and the Income Tax (Earnings and Pensions) Act 2003. This section is of particular relevance to payroll managers handling benefits in kind.

Paying staff

This chapter looks at various aspects of employee pay, including: deciding how much to pay; job evaluation; bonuses; National Minimum Wage; deductions from pay.

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