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Tax period

Tax periods for PAYE usually run from 1 April to 31 March.

Pay period

Pay period means the date range that the pay is for, not the date it is paid.

You must use the tax period that the salary/wages pay period falls into/ends, even if it is paid to the employee after the end of the tax period.

Example
An employer is processing an employee's pay on 2 of April 2013. The pay is for the pay period from 16 March 2013 to 29 March 2013. The employer should select the tax period 1 April 2012 - 31 March 2013 as the last day of the pay period falls within that tax period.

Back Pay

Back pay is treated as falling into the pay period you have made the payment in.

Example
An employer is processing an employee's pay on 16 of April 2013. The pay is for the pay period from 30 March 2013 to 13 April 2013. They are also including back pay for the earlier period of 16 March to the 29 March 2013. The back pay is being paid in the pay period ending 13 April 2013, therefore is treated as a payment in this pay period. The employer should select the tax period 1 April 2013 - 31 March 2014.

You can't use this calculator for future tax years.



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