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Nov 2018

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PAYE Modernisation for Employees

PAYE Modernisation is coming on January 1st 2019. Ultimately, this means that employers will be obliged to report their employees’ pay and deductions to Revenue when or before they pay them.

There are many benefits for you, as an employee:

  • The availability of real-time data that is accurate and accessible through Revenue’s online systems
  • The ability to maximise the use of your entitlements
  • The ability to access clear information about the deductions being reported to Revenue on your behalf

 

Will PAYE Modernisation affect your pay?

No, there will be no change to how your employer pays you and they will still provide you with a payslip.

However, your employer will now need to connect to ROS before calculating your pay and deductions to ensure they are using your most up-to-date tax credits and cut off points. They will also have to report these deductions to Revenue every time you are paid. You will be able to view pay and deductions on myAccount on the Revenue website.

You will receive your last P60 at the end of 2018. After that, you will no longer receive a P60, as Revenue will issue you with an End of Year Statement.

 

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Nov 2018

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BrightPay Customer Update: November 2018

Free PAYE Modernisation Training – Only 20 Places Left 

We have teamed up with Revenue to offer employers and payroll bureaus online training webinars to help you prepare for PAYE Modernisation. With just a few short months before PAYE Modernisation takes effect, these online training webinars will discuss how PAYE Modernisation will affect payroll processing and what is expected from you going forward. All webinars are CPD accredited and free to attend. Places are limited.

  • 5th December: PAYE Modernisation: 1 Month to Deadline | Register here
  • 6th December: The dos and don'ts of manually processing your payroll with PAYE Modernisation | Register here
  • 13th December: PAYE Modernisation is coming to town: How to stay off Revenue's naughty list | Register here

Free Cloud Backup for BrightPay Customers - BrightPay Connect (Valued at €59)

It is much more important to take backups of payroll data with PAYE Modernisation. To help our customers, we are providing a FREE BrightPay Connect 2019 licence with every BrightPay payroll purchase. Users can easily backup their payroll data to the cloud, which can be restored at any time.

Purchase BrightPay 2019 here

Switch to BrightPay Payroll & get FREE Cloud Backup worth €59

New customers can now get a BrightPay 2018 licence for FREE plus free cloud backup software worth €59 when you switch and pre-order BrightPay 2019. Offer applies to new customers only who switch from a different payroll software provider to BrightPay. Free offer valid on BrightPay 2018 licences only when you purchase BrightPay 2019. Reasons to choose BrightPay include:

  • Free PAYE Modernisation functionality
  • Payroll Software of the Year 2018
  • 99% customer satisfaction rating
  • 5 star rating on Software Advice 
  • Extended customer support hours for PAYE Modernisation
  • Unlimited employers & unlimited employees
  • Free PAYE Modernisation training with guest speaker from Revenue

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We’re here to help with PAYE Modernisation - Extended Customer Support Hours

To assist our customers with the transition to PAYE Modernisation, our customer support will have extended and Saturday opening hours from Monday 17th December until Saturday 16th February including early mornings and evenings.

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How to comply with PAYE Modernisation in 8 easy steps

It is important that all employers understand the upcoming changes to the Irish PAYE system. PAYE Modernisation will affect all employers and it will be important to ensure 100% compliance to avoid penalties and fines. Follow these 8 steps to find out what you need to know about submitting your payroll data to Revenue in real time.

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Bureaus Only: 10 Quick Tips to a Successful PAYE Modernisation Strategy for Payroll Bureaus

PAYE Modernisation changes the payroll process forever. Payroll bureaus and accountants should look to increase the prices they charge for payroll and PAYE Modernisation services to compensate for the additional work required. In this guide, we examine the best practices to consider which will improve profits and increase Revenue.

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PAYE Modernisation Compliance: We’re ready!!

Please be assured that BrightPay 2019 will fully cater for the new PAYE Modernisation system and that we aim to make it as seamless as possible for you. Users will be able to seamlessly retrieve RPNs and submit PSRs through to Revenue with just a few clicks. There is no additional charge for PAYE Modernisation. Book a demo to see just how easy PAYE Modernisation will be with BrightPay.

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Limitations of manually processing payroll with PAYE Modernisation

With the introduction of PAYE Modernisation, the payroll process will be time consuming, frustrating and costly where businesses use a manual process. PAYE Modernisation is the biggest change to affect PAYE processing since it’s conception. The objective of the new system is to improve the way in which businesses, employees and Revenue communicate with each other.

Find out more | Free webinars

Get your ROS Digital Cert for PAYE Modernisation

The computer that you run your payroll from will need to have your ROS Digital Cert installed on it. If you are currently able to log into ROS from that computer, then you are fine. Otherwise you should copy the cert (P12 file) from the machine you use for ROS to the machine you use for your payroll. This is something you might want to do in advance of January. You can find help on this here.

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Nov 2018

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BrightPay will be ready for PAYE Modernisation

Thesaurus & BrightPay are working with Revenue to ensure our payroll software can easily cater for the needs of PAYE Modernisation which will be effective from 1 January 2019. Our payroll features will streamline real time reporting for employers to easily comply with the new PAYE system.

PAYE Modernisation will enable Revenue to ensure employees are receiving their correct tax credits and cut-off points throughout the year. This compares with the current PAYE reporting which is done through P35s on a yearly basis. PAYE Modernisation will be fully integrated with both Thesaurus & BrightPay, allowing employers to simplify the payroll process and reduce the administrative cost.

Our development team have already experienced what it was like to implement real time processing and reporting with our UK payroll software. Our understanding and knowledge will guarantee that our payroll systems offer a seamless and user-friendly PAYE Modernisation process for our customers.

We are currently running PAYE Modernisation demos several times a week. Take a look and see what PAYE Modernisation will look like in 2019.

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Free Guide for Payroll Bureaus

PAYE Modernisation: The ins & outs of increasing frees without losing clients.

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Nov 2018

11

Data Protection complaints increase since introduction of GDPR

Nearly 7 months since the General data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was introduced across all of Europe, complaints around Data Protection have nearly doubled in the UK and are up by nearly 2 thirds in Ireland.


GDPR was designed to give Data Subjects more control over their personal data, with more transparency and the threat of larger fines to those in breach of the new rules. The GDPR requires any company that suffers a data breach to notify its users/data subjects within 72 hours of the breach being discovered.


• Ireland’s Data Protection Commission (DPC), head of communications - Graham Doyle has said that ‘there has been a significant increase in the volumes of both breaches and complaints to the DPC since May 25th.’ Since GDPR enforcement began the DPC has seen monthly data breach reports double, while data protection complaints increased by 65%.

• Data protection complaints to the UK’s Information Commissioners Office (ICO) rose to 4214 in July compared to just 2310 complaints received in May before the GDPR came into force. A spokes person for the ICO said the increase was expected, as more users became aware of data protection because of publicity around the new rules and following a series of high-profile data scandals involving big technology firms.


Experts note, however that the increase does not mean that the number of data breaches has suddenly gone up, but rather reflects the full scale of the data breach problem becoming better known.
Organisations that fail to comply with GDPR can face fines of up to 4% of annual global revenue or €20 million, whichever is greater. So far none of the EU’s Data Protection Agency’s has issued any fines. Graham Doyle at the DPC said ‘It is too soon to expect to see any fines levied against organizations that have violated GDPR – given its only 3 months after it went into full effect.’

 

 

 

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Nov 2018

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Manually Processing Payroll with PAYE Modernisation

PAYE Modernisation is the most significant change ever to happen to the Irish PAYE system. The new legislation will be a big change for all employers, especially those with little payroll experience. With the added workload required to process PAYE Modernisation, it is important that all employers prepare for PAYE Modernisation. From the very beginning of the year, employers must be ready to start reporting their payroll information to Revenue in real time.

Revenue estimates that a large number of employers still calculate their payroll manually. With PAYE Modernisation, these employers can still process their payroll using a manual, spreadsheet or paper-based system, but this outdated process will be time-consuming, cumbersome and prone to errors. Failing to comply with PAYE Modernisation will result in penalties or fines being imposed from Revenue.

Employers who process payroll manually will need to login to the ROS portal each pay period, be it weekly or monthly, and manually enter the required details for each of their employees, a bit like manually completing a P35 each pay period. Also, before processing the payroll in any week, manual users will need to login to ROS to get details of tax credits and cut off points.

Many business owners believe that a manual payroll system is a relatively easy way to manage their payroll and can seem like the most cost-effective option. However, along with the additional time required to process payroll, a manual system can result in inaccurate payroll processing as it does not have built-in processes to catch mistakes or notify you of payroll changes. Manual records are also very difficult to maintain, store securely under GDPR and are subject to greater human error. It is important to note that late periodic submissions or a constant pattern of correction submissions will potentially result in non-compliance penalties and fines.

 

PAYE Modernisation with Payroll Software

Revenue has strongly advised employers to review their payroll processes and systems to ensure they meet the new PAYE Modernisation requirements for January 2019. Payroll software which caters for PAYE Modernisation will improve and simplify communications between employers and Revenue.

If you have the correct payroll software tools in place, the ongoing reporting to Revenue will be seamless, ultimately saving time and reducing the risk of errors each pay period. Employers using payroll software that is Revenue compliant will be able to create and send the periodic PSR submission directly to Revenue from the payroll software at the click of a button. This integration with Revenue will also allow employers to automatically retrieve RPNs for employees from within the payroll software. Changes to an employees tax credits and cut-offs can then be updated in the payroll software with just one click.

 

Free Online Training

Thesaurus Software and Revenue have teamed up to bring you free PAYE Modernisation training webinars. We have put together a series of webinars aimed specifically at employers who are currently processing their payroll manually. During the webinars, we will look at the advantages and disadvantages of manually processing your payroll for PAYE Modernisation. Places are limited - Click here to book your place now.

Thesaurus Software is at the forefront when it comes to PAYE Modernisation complaint payroll software. With two different payroll packages to choose from - Thesaurus Payroll Manager and BrightPay - customers will be guaranteed leading-edge software and expertise. To help single-employee companies with their PAYE Modernisation duties, we are offering a free BrightPay employer licence for 2019. This free licence includes free email support and full functionality for PAYE Modernisation.

 

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Nov 2018

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How do you submit payroll information with PAYE Modernisation?

Ensure that you’re PAYE Modernisation ready, no matter how you currently manage or run your payroll.

Processing Payroll software In-house?

Ask your payroll software provider if they are PAYE Modernisation ready. It’s up to you to make sure you are using software that is legally compliant with the new PAYE system and that you have access to the support you need to submit PAYE information in real time. BrightPay is working with Revenue to make sure our payroll software can easily cater for the needs of PAYE Modernisation processing. Our software will streamline real time reporting so that employers can easily comply with the new PAYE system. In the UK market, we have already experienced what it was like to implement real time processing and PAYE reporting with BrightPay UK, meaning we have been down this road before and are experts!

Outsourcing Payroll?

Be mindful if you outsource your payroll processing as it is still your responsibility to comply with PAYE Modernisation. Ensure you understand how your payroll processor is complying with PAYE Modernisation and if you will need to make any changes to your business processes.

Manually Processing & Uploading?

Revenue are providing a facility for employers to manually upload payroll submissions which will be a time-consuming and error prone process. Revenue have strongly recommended that employers use payroll software. Using a manual approach, employers would need to login to ROS and enter all of the required details for all of their employees, a bit like manually completing a P35 each pay period. Also, before processing the payroll in any week, employers would need to religiously log in to ROS to get details of tax credits and cut-off points. This facility in ROS will only be available for employers with 5 or less employees. It should also be noted that the manual ROS input screens will not calculate taxes.

Are there any fines and penalties?

Non-compliant businesses can expects Revenue intervention. More information on penalties is expected to be confirmed in the coming months.

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