Every organisation has been working on year-end reporting and tax filing to meet the 6 April deadline. Now payroll and HR teams should begin a review of the payroll and tax compliance procedures for this new fiscal year. How do you keep track of changes, new regulations, and compliance requirements?
The first item to review is employee payroll. Does your employee payroll run smoothly, or are there some issues with inaccurate data, miscalculations, or payslip compliance? Making sure your employees are paid on time, accurately, and ensuring compliance with tax regulations is the beginning. Evaluating auto-enrolment, benefits, and other policies to ensure compliance with new regulations for this year will help you avoid fines or penalties, and keep your employees happy with their payroll and benefits processes.
If you discover there are outdated policies, or find a need to upgrade some of your employee benefits, first you need to research your industry standards. Are your competitors offering new or improved benefits, higher pay, or other options that your organisation could begin offering? How do you stay competitive in your market and keep your employees happy? Once you’ve identified potential improvements, ask your employees what they think. You can create surveys, group discussions, and other feedback tools to get information from your employees on what is important to them. When employees are given a choice or know their opinion matters, they become more invested in the company.
Now the tough part – making sure your payroll, benefits, and tax filings are compliant with the most updated regulations. Your payroll and HR teams need to work together to keep your organisation up to date with new HMRC regulations each year and stay ahead of upcoming changes. Payslip regulations, new auto enrolment minimums, and other changes have taken place beginning 6 April – your payroll and HR teams must ensure compliance with the new regulations to avoid fines or penalties.
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