PAYE Registration

Specialists help with payroll registration to avoid errors and unnecessary delays.

£59 +VAT

A company must register for PAYE as part of its payroll. PAYE (Pay As You Earn) is HMRC’s system for collecting Income Tax and National Insurance from employment. Any company wanting to employ its own staff must sign up for PAYE, unless no employees are paid £123 or more a week, get expenses and benefits, have another job, or get a pension. Regardless of the circumstances, payroll records must be maintained.

If you are preparing to hire staff within the next two months, we can help with registering for PAYE with our trusted accounting partners.

How to register for payroll

  1. Select our PAYE registration service and checkout.
  2. One of our accounting partners will contact you to complete PAYE registration.
  3. Your PAYE reference and Accounts Office Reference Number will be received at the company’s registered office address.

Throughout the registration process, the accountants will be on hand to answer any questions that you may have.

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Frequently Asked Questions!

When do I need to register for PAYE?

You should register for PAYE before employing any staff. You cannot register more than 2 months before you start paying people.

What information is required to register?

You will need to provide the following information:

  • Company name (and a trading name if applicable)
  • Company registration number
  • Registered office address
  • Nature of the business
  • Unique Taxpayer Reference (UTR)
  • Name and NI number of at least one director
  • Contact information at the company for PAYE
  • Date of the first payday
  • Number of people employed, or expected to be employed in the tax year

Our accounting partners will discuss any further information or documents required with you.

How long does this take?

Online payroll registration can take up to 15 working days to get your PAYE reference number. If this is not received, a replacement letter can be requested from HMRC.

What happens if I do not register for payroll?

If you fail to register for payroll, you may face severe financial and legal repercussions including penalties and imprisonment.

Do I need to register for PAYE to pay directors?

Yes, you are still required to register to make payments to directors.

Can you backdate payroll registration?

No, payroll registration cannot be backdated.