Do I need to register with HMRC for PAYE?

A question that is commonly asked by directors of a business that does not employ any staff is whether they need to register with HMRC for PAYE?

The need to register for with HMRC for PAYE will depend on two key points – how much you take from the business as a salary and whether you take any additional benefits, such as a company car / health insurance.

Many directors choose to pay themselves via a combination of salary and dividends. It is possible to draw a salary of up to £8840 (for the tax year ending 5 April 2022) without paying any tax and National Insurance. It should be noted that these allowances tend to change every year.

Once registered with HMRC, you will be required to keep comprehensive records of salary paid and deductions – online accounting software, such as Xero can make this much easier.

If you would like to speak to one of our experts email or call +44 (0)330 024 3200 and they will be happy to assist.

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