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11815: Setting up attachment of earnings (AEO) for an employee

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Article ID 11815
Article Name Setting up attachment of earnings (AEO) for an employee
Created Date 01 Apr 2019 00:00:00
Product IRIS GP Payroll
Codes: GGLGPPAYROLL
Problem

How do I set up AEOs for employees?

Resolution

In the employee details, click on "Pay Details"


GP Payroll Employee details screen


From here click on "Attachment Orders"


GP Payroll Employee pay details window


Click the "Add" button:


GP Payroll Attachment of earning (AEO) window


From the drop-down menu select the type of attachment you want to use and fill in the required details:


Configuring Attachment in GP Payroll


Click "OK" and the attachment is added to the list. The next time you calculate payroll the system will process the attachment as per your instructions here.


Populated attachment window GP Payroll


Please Note: Certain options in the "Type of Order" will not allow you to set a deduction amount. For example council tax attachment:



With these types of attachment, the deduction value is selected from a % table issued by HMRC depending on the employee's net pay (i.e. after tax and NI deductions). You cannot control the amount deducted, it is selected from the appropriate tier based on the employee pay.


Attachment types that use % tables (2019/2020 tax year):


Community Charge (CCAEO)


Community Charge Rates CCAEO rates 2015 2016


Council Tax (CTAEO)


Council Tax Attachment Rates 2015 2016


Earnings Arrestment (EA - Scotland)




Direct Earnings Attachment (DEA)




Please Note there are 2 types of DEA, you will be told if you should use the % table type or fixed value type in the instruction to make deductions.


 



Attachments with a total outstanding balance to pay


Some attachments specify a total amount the employee has to pay back. For these attachments make sure you tick the option "Tick if you need to enter a total amount owing on the attachment".  


 



 Once ticked, the fields for "Original Amount Owed" & "Remaining Amount Owed" will be activated and you can complete the values required.


Each time you process payroll the value in "Remaining Amount Owed" will reduce and the attachment will automatically stop once this reaches zero. The software will adjust any final payments automatically so the employee doesn't overpay the attachment.

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