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PAYE-Master is starting Auto Enrolment too soon

Article ID
11927
Article Name
PAYE-Master is starting Auto Enrolment too soon
Created Date
23rd September 2015
Product
IRIS PAYE-Master
Problem

PAYE-Master has started enroling my workers before my staging date

Resolution

PLEASE NOTE: This information is only correct for IRIS PAYE-Master

Your PAYE-Master software may appear to be starting Auto-Enrolment too soon, the reason for this is the software is hard coded to use the tax period as the Pay Reference Period (PRP).  The software will look at which PRP your staging date will fall into and start assessment automatically.

Example:

Staging date 1st October 2015.

Tax period this falls into (Monthly):

6th September 2015 – 5th October 2015

This will enrol the employee and set the AE date as 1st October 2015 when you calculate the September payroll (Month 6).

Tax period this falls into (Weekly):

27th September 2015 – 4th October 2015

This will enrol the employee and set the AE date as 1st October 2015 when you calculate the week 26 payroll.

If you wish to start the deduction from the following period, you can set a postponement period as “Start of next pay period” prior to running payroll.   This can be set by going to Pension> Configure Auto Enrolment. 

In our example, this will then give the employee a deferral date/AE date of 6th October 2015.

You will need to inform your employees that you are you postponing them and to what date.  If you have IRIS Open Enrol the software will generate a letter for each employee when you calculate the period with a postponement period set. 

If you would like to read more information regarding AE and Pay Reference Periods you can this on our website at the following link:

https://www.iris.co.uk/support/knowledgebase/kb/11625

Or you can view our Auto Enrolment Frequently Asked questions at this link:

https://www.iris.co.uk/other-payroll-and-hr-support-inc-p11d-and-bookkeeping/Automatic-Enrolment/

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