Did you know that even if an employee leaves you can configure the system so that they still have access to Employee Self Service to view their payslips or P45? This means they can still locate their personal correspondence without having to contact HR.
Pension and salary sacrifice
Did you know that you can configure a pension scheme to be a salary sacrifice scheme, removing the need for any additional elements or steps to capture the sacrifice value.
If you have people paid at minimum/living wage levels, you can configure iTrent to change the rate automatically when one of the age thresholds is reached.
If you still produce P11Ds, have you considered ‘payrolling’ benefits in kind instead? Doing this could save you a lot of effort. Employees also benefit by paying their tax in real-time rather than getting a tax code adjustment part-way through each tax year. You still pay the Class 1A NI in the usual way, after the end of the tax year, but note, you can only switch to payrolling at the beginning of a tax year.
One of the major causes of incorrect NI contributions is the failure to change the category at the appropriate time. You can configure your payroll to automatically change the National Insurance (NI) category of employees then they reach one of the age thresholds in iTrent. The flags you need can be found on the payroll-level legislation details page for UK payrolls.
BACS files can be created with headers and footers included removing the need to manually create or use additional software to format files.
Did you know that you can configure iTrent to send employee address details on every Full Payment Submission (FPS) rather than just for new starters and employees with no NI number? Doing this is voluntary, but it helps ensure that your employees are on the correct basis of income tax (Scottish, Welsh or Rest of UK). The flag that turns this feature on is at the organisation level, on the organisation preference details page.