Payroll year end guide - IRIS GP Payroll

This process assumes you have paid your employees for the final time in the financial year but not yet submitted an FPS (Full Payment Submission) or EPS (Employer Payment Summary). If you have not marked it as the final submission, there are some extra steps needed.

Information for HSC pension users (Northern Ireland only)
On 14th March 2024, HSC (Health & Social Care) Pension Scheme (NHS for Northern Ireland) announced late changes to the pension thresholds for the current year (2023/2024), with the instruction that these changes must be backdated for the entire year.

As these changes were announced so late, we have been unable to implement a function for IRIS GP Payroll to automatically assess and recalculate pension for affected employees, so this will need to be a manual procedure for users. The year end release will update the pension tier thresholds for 2023/2024, but any changes to employee rates would have to be made manually. View pension thresholds
HSC have advised that they anticipate few employees’ tier will change, and those that do will be due a refund for overpaid contributions, but the user will still need to check every employee in the scheme to establish if they are affected or not. View pension thresholds

The guide is divided into the following sections:

  1. The Payroll year end process
    Step by step instructions on how to complete the year end within IRIS GP Payroll
    Download a PDF checklist.

    You can complete the year end process, including submitting the final RTI submissions without the update. You must update your payroll software before printing the P60s and moving to the new year.

  2. Other tasks
    Some other tasks which may need to be completed.

  3. What's new in IRIS GP Payroll
    Product changes.

  4. Payroll facts and figures
    Important dates, facts and figures

  5. Troubleshooting
    Help with common issues and year end questions.

HMRC’s Gateway is ready for your submissions. You do not need to wait until 6 April to file your Final FPS/EPS. The Full Payment Submission should be submitted on or before the pay date.

Support are extremely busy during payroll year end, we want to thank you for your patience.

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