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Payroll Year End Key Dates 2019/2020

This article details the key dates over the 2019/2020 year end period:

  • 5 April 2020: End of the 2019/2020 tax year.
  • 6 April 2020: Start of the 2020/2021 tax year.
  • 19 April 2020: QuickBooks Desktop: Last date for making FPS by employers to HMRC
  • 20 April 2020: QuickBooks Desktop: Notify HMRC if you have any corrections to 2019/2020.
  • 31 May 2020: Last date to issue P60s to your employees.

QuickBooks Online: At the end of the 2019/2020 tax year HMRC have extended the functionality of the Full Payment Submission to include the features seen in the Earlier Year Update.

Making corrections in QuickBooks Online for 2019/2020

If you have run any payrolls for 2020/2021, you will need to delete them.  Some other things to note before making any changes:

  • Please ensure all payslips & reports are downloaded before you recreate the payrolls again
  • Check you have the correct tax codes and pension contributions for the relevant tax years
  • When submitting the correction for 2019/2020, make sure you keep the payment date the same (i.e in the prior tax year)
  • You will be asked for the late reason on the submission which should be H

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