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Accountant made a mess of Payroll

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I wonder if I could get some help on a problem faced by a friend in employment?

  • The accountant is running the payroll
  • He works for a new business so there is no payroll in previous years.
  • The employees were paid in March, but the accountant didn't submit the RTI before 19th March so is telling the company that there is no eligibility for furlough.
  • Tax/NI has been deducted from the pay but there is no evidence and no P60's have been provided
  • The accountant has tried to submit more payroll information and backdated it, but HMRC now see that the employees were paid in April and May and the employees are now saying this has stopped their universal credit.

I hope this makes sense to someone a little more qualified in payroll than me.

What can I advise this friend moving forward?

 

Thank you in advance to all who help 

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Okay so its a new company, so the accountant would have had to set up the payroll so no doubt had to wait for hmrc to send thought the details before they could set up. What date did the employees start? Did they have a contract issued?What date were they paid? If started before 19th March but not paid until  till say 26th then the RTI may not have been submitted before the 19th unless they had all the figures hours etc before then. Employee needs all correspondence and date started. Were they paid in April and May? how much? At the end of the day from the employees point of view it matters what they are paid not if furloughed or not, but they need all correspondence from the company. But if the pay day is say the end of the month then the accountants have done it all correctly, 

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lainy said:

“Okay so its a new company, so the accountant would have had to set up the payroll so no doubt had to wait for hmrc to send thought the details before they could set up. What date did the employees start? Did they have a contract issued?What date were they paid? If started before 19th March but not paid until  till say 26th then the RTI may not have been submitted before the 19th unless they had all the figures hours etc before then. Employee needs all correspondence and date started. Were they paid in April and May? how much? At the end of the day from the employees point of view it matters what they are paid not if furloughed or not, but they need all correspondence from the company. But if the pay day is say the end of the month then the accountants have done it all correctly, ”

 Thanks for your input

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