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pezza72
Level 2

Automated Payroll RTI submission when no employees

Hello,

I am just wondering how the automated payroll would work when I currently have no employees.  At the moment I am saying no to the automatic submission during finalising payroll and submitting an EPS myself.

 

But would QBAO recognise that there are no active employees and submit an EPS, rather than an FPS?  If so, I can let it submit automatically during the finalisation.

 

Thanks

 

Andrew

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GeorgiaC
QuickBooks Team

Automated Payroll RTI submission when no employees

Hi Andrew, 

 

Thanks for getting back to us. On the advanced payroll, the EPS will not be submitted when finalising the pay run, there are two options to submit this; the first is manually between the 6th - 19th of the following tax month by going to the Reports > Employer Payment Summary > Submit EPS, the second is to set up the automated EPS filing, where you select a date within this period and we'll submit this for you. You'll still need to run the payroll itself as a zero pay-run each month in order for the EPS to generate, and you can see how to set up automated pay runs for this here.

 

Please get back to us if you have any questions!

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Ashleigh1
QuickBooks Team

Automated Payroll RTI submission when no employees

Hello Pezza72, 

 

Welcome to the Community page, 

 

Can we ask which payroll it is your are using is ist advanced or standard? 

 

The way to tell is when you click on payroll tab if two other tabs show up that is standard if no other tabs show up it is advanced. 

pezza72
Level 2

Automated Payroll RTI submission when no employees

Pretty sure it is advanced, but I actually see 5 tabs when I click on Payroll...

Employees, Pay Runs, Approved Leave, Reports, Payroll Settings

Ashleigh1
QuickBooks Team

Automated Payroll RTI submission when no employees

Yes, that will be advanced payroll, thanks for clarifying.  

 

These links will tell you more about it but yes it will recognise it. 

 

https://quickbooks.intuit.com/learn-support/en-uk/payroll-preferences/eps-employer-payment-summary-i...

 

https://quickbooks.intuit.com/learn-support/en-uk/payroll-preferences/quickbooks-online-advanced-pay...

pezza72
Level 2

Automated Payroll RTI submission when no employees

Thanks @Ashleigh1 

 

I am not sure this is the same thing.  I have just read that link and it seems to be saying that I can go in to settings and tell it to submit an EPS automatically on a specific date each month.

 

What I was asking was when I click to finalise a pay run, one of the options is do I want to automatically submit to HMRC.  I need to know if I select this option, will it submit an FPS or an EPS at that time when payroll is finalised.

 

If I setup the automatic EPS on a specified date AND then each month, I choose the option to automatically submit to HMRC, will it ultimately end up issuing an FPS here AND an EPS on the date I specified?  I can continue to say No here as I have been doing and then set up the automated EPS, but I would rather not have to remember in x months when we get a new carer...if the payroll finalisation process automatically submits an EPS when all employees are inactive.

 

I just need to know what the payroll finalisation process will issue for me, an EPS or an FPS.

 

Thank you

 

Andrew

pezza72
Level 2

Automated Payroll RTI submission when no employees

By the way, this is for QuickBooks Accountant Online.  Not sure if this is the same for QuickBooks Online, the links you provided.  Payroll does look very different in QBOA compared to QBO

 

Thanks

 

Andrew

GeorgiaC
QuickBooks Team

Automated Payroll RTI submission when no employees

Hi Andrew, 

 

Thanks for getting back to us. On the advanced payroll, the EPS will not be submitted when finalising the pay run, there are two options to submit this; the first is manually between the 6th - 19th of the following tax month by going to the Reports > Employer Payment Summary > Submit EPS, the second is to set up the automated EPS filing, where you select a date within this period and we'll submit this for you. You'll still need to run the payroll itself as a zero pay-run each month in order for the EPS to generate, and you can see how to set up automated pay runs for this here.

 

Please get back to us if you have any questions!

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pezza72
Level 2

Automated Payroll RTI submission when no employees

No problem, thanks @GeorgiaC