The Sage 50cloud Payroll update that is due in early February will include the following features and improvements.

Employment allowance changes – from April 2020, HMRC are introducing new rules and processes for claiming employment allowance.  Sage 50cloud Payroll will include an option to apply for the employment allowance.

Class 1A NIC’s on termination payments – from 6th April 2020 employer NICs will be introduced on termination payments above £30,000.  There will be no employee’s NIC on these payments.  In the new tax year you can select the Class 1A NICs checkbox on the pay element setup to deal with the payment above £30,000.

Parental bereavement leave and pay – the Parental Bereavement (Leave and Pay) Act 2018 introduces a new employment right to Parental Bereavement Leave (PBL) and an entitlement to Statutory Parental Bereavement Pay (SPBP) for any qualifying parent who loses a child under the age of 18 or who suffers a still birth from 24 weeks of pregnancy.  The new entitlement will apply to deaths from 6th April 2020.

Off-payroll working rules – if a worker is assessed to be outside the IR35 rules then they are classed as a deemed employee, which means that although tax and NICs should be deducted, they are not entitled to any other employee benefits.  You will be able to set an employee’s type as deemed and the FPS notifies HMRC of this.

Zero emissions mileage for company cars – a new Zero Emissions Mileage field will be added so that the relevant value can be recorded and used when establishing the appropriate percentage used to calculate the car cash equivalent for vehicles partly powered by electricity.

Company car calculation – an easier way for employers who payroll their company cars in Sage 50cloud Payroll.  You will be able to calculate the taxable cash equivalent of the company car for the current tax year, in addition to the previous year rather than manually calculating the relevant values to include in the FPS.

Holiday pay Reference period changes – from April 2020, the holiday pay reference period will be lengthened from 12 to 52 weeks.

Budget 2020 – an update will be released to include the relevant legislation changes for the 2020/2021 tax year after the budget is announced on 11th March.

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