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Paye Modernisation – Sage Payroll

3 things employees need to know about PAYE Modernisation

From 1st January 2019, Revenue have moved to modernise the previous, outdated PAYE system. Essentially, this new system provides a more efficient manner for processing pay and should help to alleviate irregularities. Each time a business runs payroll, they will be required to provide up to date employee pay and tax information to Revenue, which will help to keep real-time information on file.

So what does this mean for employees? We’ve listed some points below which should help you to gain a solid understanding of the PAYE Modernisation as an employee:

  • Employees are no longer required to request or worry about P30s, P45s or P60s. As the tax information provided to Revenue by your employer is now up to date, pay and deductions will be made on a weekly or monthly basis now (depending on your companies pay schedule)
  • Employees will now have a clear and detailed summary of tax credits within Revenue’s MyAccount service here. This information will be kept regularly up to date now during the year as employees are paid.
  • End of year deductions and balancing statements did require the submission of a P60 which was provided to employees once a year in most cases. Employees will now be entitled to this statement automatically each year, which saves time and effort.

You can read more on this topic on the Revenue site and in particular in relation to the PAYE Modernisation in which they list out SMART PAYE goals for employees by clicking here.

Pimbrook are leading providers of Sage Payroll software and support in Ireland. Our expertise allows us to help your business maximise investment in Sage Payroll while giving you the option to create detailed reports within the software along with much more. For further information on this, please click here.

Please contact us now with any Sage Payroll question you may have.

How to Generate an Employee List in Sage Payroll?

Micropay –  PAYE Modernisation Preparation

Generate an Employee List in Sage Payroll to Upload to ROS

In preparation for PAYE Modernisation, check out this video & learn how to generate an employee list from Sage Payroll (Micropay)

Sage Payroll software allows you to process your payroll with the peace of mind that you are compliant with Irish legislation.

Great companies are built on great staff management

Great companies are built on great staff management. Here’s why.

Your biggest business assets walk out the door every evening – in the form of your staff. It follows, therefore, that you want to invest in hiring the best, investing in them to retain them, and making sure that you benefit from the right team dynamics. Sage Payroll

Almost every company out there pays lip service to the importance of its staff, but it’s another thing completely to actively pursue a culture of attracting and retaining the very best talent on the market.

Let’s look at recruitment first of all. The fact of the matter is that, with our economy fast approaching peak employment, your ideal candidate is likely to already have a job. If he or she is the sort of dynamic goal-getter that you’re looking for, the chances of them being ‘between jobs’ are almost negligible. And in many cases, they will not be actively looking for a new opportunity, so you have to work even harder to get their attention.

And if you assume for a moment that they’re potentially in play, you have to ask yourself what would attract someone who’s already reasonably satisfied to up sticks and make the move to your company.

Don’t be fooled for one minute into thinking that the answer to this question is ‘more money’. This has much less of an impact than you might think. Time and time again, psychologists tell us that employees are turned on by three big ideas – mastery, purpose and autonomy.

This is a rather fancy way of saying that people want stimulating work that challenges them every day. They also want to know that there’s a clear career path open to them, and that their efforts will be rewarded by the prospect of advancement. And on top of this, they want to know that what they are doing each day is making a difference in some way – not just to your company, but to the society and the community within which they operate.

Traditionally, recruitment of new talent was the function of the HR Department, but this line is becoming more and more blurred. This is because a company’s marketing department is just as much a contributor to recruitment. Think of how companies like Facebook and Google compete with each other for talent by hyping their fancy new offices or their all-day feeding policies.

So while your marketing may ostensibly be aimed at customers, much of it spills over into the world of recruitment. In today’s world, marketing your company to prospective employees can be achieved in a number of ways:

  • Social media is a wonderful way to show off your culture, your facilities, your perks etc. Sites like LinkedIn and Facebook are obvious starting points in this regard, but don’t be confined to just these.
  • Another great way to recruit is via your current employees. Great people tend to know great people, so consider rewarding staff for introducing a new hire to your company.
  • Remember that all potential new employees are going to check you out online before applying for a post. So is your website up to the mark? Is it responsive to various mobile devices, and does it show off your company at its very best?
  • You should also consider having a dedicated hiring page, where prospects can download info on new positions, upload their CV’s, or just ask to be informed of future openings. This is also a great place to showcase your workspace, place testimonials from current staff etc.

But what if you’ve already got great staff in place? How to you make sure that they’re not wowed by other companies in the same line of business? Remember that they will still be influenced by those three properties of mastery, purpose and autonomy. So treat them as though they’re new employees, constantly communicating the opportunities open to them, the importance of their work, and their ability to choose work that stimulates them.

On top of this, more and more companies are now conducing ‘stay interviews’. These are like the much-used exit interview, but are carried out with a sample of current staff to find out what’s important to them, if they can suggest any improvements in staff relations, or what could you do to make them happier in their job.

Also remember the importance of promoting from within, as it sends out a very powerful message to your staff that their time will come.


Handling all those happy employees on your payroll

One of the challenges that comes from having staff is the fact that you’ll now have a payroll function to take care of. For generations, the Irish PAYE system has been pretty much untouched, but back in his October 2016 Budget Statement, the then Minister, Michael Noonan, announced a fairly major shakeup, which we refer to today as PAYE Modernisation.

It will be the biggest reform of PAYE since 1960, and will mean that employers must calculate and report their employees’ pay and deductions as they are being paid. The thinking is that this will make it easier to make sure that the right amounts of Income Tax, PRSI, USC and LPT are deducted and paid at the right time.

This exciting new real time reporting regime will come into effect on January 1st, 2019 and require employers, agents and payroll providers to review their current business processes and practices so that they meet the new requirements.

It is hoped that PAYE Modernisation will improve the streamlining of current business processes, and also reduce the administrative burden currently experienced by employers to meet their PAYE reporting obligations.

Getting ready for PAYE Modernisation

There are a number of things that you can do right now in preparation for PAYE Modernisation. You should make sure that the correct PAYE processes and procedures are in place, paying special attention to registering all your employees and getting a tax deduction card (P2C) for each of them. You should also make sure that you have the correct PPS number for your employees.
We don’t wish to suggest that PAYE Modernisation will throw huge amounts of work onto your shoulders. A little time and effort right now will pay huge dividends in the future in simplifying your Payroll function.

And remember that Accounting and Payroll software – such as Sage Payroll, will automate much of this work for you on an ongoing basis.

Other Benefits of Sage Payroll:

The speed of Sage Payroll

Use of our Accounting and Payroll Software means that you can work out recurring calculations infinitely quicker than doing it manually.

The accuracy of Sage Payroll

You can relax in the knowledge that all your calculations have been carried out accurately – every time. So there’s no having to double check or treble check your computations thanks to our Payroll Software.

The convenience of Sage Payroll

You needn’t worry about tasks such as year-end reporting. Sage Payroll Software takes care of it for you automatically.

The functionality of Sage Payroll

Sage Payroll Software stores data such as payslips in a secure, easily accessible system

The comprehensiveness of Sage Payroll

Sage Payroll Software also produce payslips, send returns to Revenue and prints out employees forms such as P45 or P60.

The simplification properties of Sage Payroll

Sage Payroll Software can also reduce the burden of understanding complex payroll legislation and payroll systems operation. This has the effect of reducing your admin costs.

Your biggest business assets walk out the door every evening – in the form of your staff. It follows, therefore, that you want to invest in hiring the best, investing in them to retain them, and making sure that you benefit from the right team dynamics.

Call us now on 051 395 900 for details on handling your staff payroll.

Introducing Sage Payroll

Micropay Has a New Name


Sage Payroll

The next time you update your software you’ll notice Micropay has a new name, Sage Payroll.

Sage Payroll has all the same great functionality of Micropay and you can use it in exactly the same way as before. It will be updated for all future legislation changes such as the GDPR and Revenue’s PAYE Modernisation Project, commencing January 2019.


What’s new?

To help you prepare for the GDPR, the Payroll Data Checker will flag information older than 6 years.

You’ll also be able to cater for employees who have exclusion orders for PAYE. In order to help you with PAYE Modernisation, you’ll also be able to flag statuses for Proprietary or Non-Proprietary Directors.


Sage Payroll is available from March 9, 2018.

For more information please contact sales@pimbrook.ie or call us 051 395 900