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RTI payroll submissions are a click away with Sage payroll software

Sage HMRC recognised RTI payroll software makes RTI compliance simple for small businesses, charities, retailers, and nonprofits.

Making your real time payroll submission

Real-time information (RTI) was introduced in 2012 to make the PAYE system less complicated for employers and HMRC. HMRC now requires all businesses to make RTI payroll submissions.

Tax codes are updated throughout the year and reporting new joiners and leavers is easier with RTI. Employees benefit too as they’re much less likely to be surprised with under or overpayment notices.

Reliable RTI payroll HMRC reporting solutions from Sage

Our payroll software makes your real time payroll submissions straightforward and accurate. We’ve developed market-leading, HMRC recognised solutions that are legally compliant and allow you to make RTI submissions to HMRC with a single click. 

There are several different types of RTI submissions, but the most common are the full payment submission (FPS) and the employer payment summary (EPS). Using Sage software, you can be confident that you’re reporting the right data at the right time.

What is an RTI payroll HMRC Full Payment Submission (FPS)?

FPS is the submission you will most commonly make to HMRC. It lays out what you paid your employees in that period and what deductions you made. The details of new employees and leavers are included in this report too. 

If you have a mix of employees paid on a weekly or monthly basis, you’ll need to make multiple FPS submissions each month.

What is an RTI payroll HMRC Employers Payment Summary (EPS)?

Your regular FPS submissions will keep HMRC informed of your PAYE and NIC liability. The EPS is used when you need to recover statutory payments, and if no one has been paid during the period.

The EPS should also include data from outside your payroll that reduces your HMRC liability, such as Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) deductions. 

RTI payroll ID and other data you’ll need from new employees

Getting RTI right is vital to avoid penalties and fines from HMRC. Taking the time to collect accurate information, sending your RTI submissions on time and paying what you owe is essential.

Employee name

Full first name and last name.

Employee date of birth

The format is DD/MM/YYYY.

National Insurance Number

Leave this empty if you don’t know.

Address and postcode

Country is only needed for non-UK residents.

RTI Payroll ID

Find this under employee details in HMRC Basic Tools.

Make it official

Try to check details against a passport, HMRC papers, etc.

 

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Sage Business Cloud Payroll

Easy payroll software for small businesses.
  • Stay compliant with HMRC-recognised software
  • Manage Payroll for scaling businesses up to 150 employees
  • Complete your pay runs in 4 simple steps
  • One source of data, everyone sees the same information
  • Get help any time with 24/7 Support
  • Automatically assess and enrol your employees into workplace pensions
  • Employees can securely view their payslips and P60s online, anywhere, anytime
  • Collaborate in real time with your accountant
  • Easily switch from your current solution with our import tool

Sage 50 Payroll

Smart payroll for businesses with more advanced needs.

HMRC-recognised software, ideal for payroll professionals and business owners who have advanced payroll needs.

  • Smart, powerful payroll, up-to-date with the latest HMRC legislation
  • Comprehensive reporting for better data visibility and control 
  • Integrates seamlessly with Sage 50 Accounts to reduce duplication
  • Automate batch processes to help reduce errors and save time
  • Set up Departments and Cost Centre's to help analysis & manage costs
  • Includes HR Advice Online, giving you best practice on HR & Employment Law. 
  • With 1-2-1 expert onboarding help for new customers.

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