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Pension Employer contributions after delaying auto entrolment

Hi,

 

Our business pays the full 8% and the employees pay 0%.

I have 2 employees who due to furlough and not completing their probation, I needed to delay their auto enrolment.

I did this by turning off the tab in Employees Enrol in pensions.

But after running the payroll it is showing an Employer contribution for the month.

 

Please help as this should be nil too.

Thanks

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Best answer June 27, 2020

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QuickBooks Team

Pension Employer contributions after delaying auto entrolment

I'm here to ensure you're able to nil out the employer pension amount in your employee's payslip, @Cathy36. This way, you can keep your payroll account accurate and manage your employees accordingly.

 

You'll have to exclude the employee from Workplace pension. This is to nil out the employer pension amount that's showing in their payslips. To do this, you need to open your employee's profile from the Employees menu.Let me guide you how.

  1. Go to the Employees menu.
  2. Select Employees.
  3. Find and select the name of the employee to open the profile.
  4. Go to the Workplace pension section, then select it.
  5. Select the Advance drop-down, then click the Yes (not common) button under Exclude [employee name] from pension.
  6. Click Save.

 

WIth QuickBooks Online Standard Payroll, you can pull up workplace pension reports and submit them to your provider. You can learn more about it by checking out this article: QuickBooks Online Standard Payroll Hub. It also contains related topics about managing your employees and payroll account, and Real Time Information (RTI) to name a few.

 

Please let me know if you have other concerns. I'm just around to help.

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QuickBooks Team

Pension Employer contributions after delaying auto entrolment

Hello Cathy36, 

 

Welcome to the Community page, 

 

Can we ask which payroll it is you are using so we can help you resolve this issue you are having,  is it standard payroll or advanced payroll?

 

If you are unsure the way to tell is when you click on the employee's tab on the left-hand side does two other tabs show up called payroll and the other employees, if you get this it is standard payroll and if you don't get the two other tabs then it is advanced. 

Level 1

Pension Employer contributions after delaying auto entrolment

It is a standard payroll

QuickBooks Team

Pension Employer contributions after delaying auto entrolment

Hello Cathy36, 

 

Thanks for clarifying that for us. 

 

Could we ask you to send us a screenshot of the auto-enrolment page so we can see how you have entered the postponement date for your auto-enrolment pension? 

 

Thanks  

Level 1

Pension Employer contributions after delaying auto entrolment

How do I get that on quickbook please?

QuickBooks Team

Pension Employer contributions after delaying auto entrolment

Hi Cathy36,

 

You can view and edit the auto-enrolment and pension settings by going to the Cog Wheel > Accounts and Settings > Payroll.

 

Please let us know what the default employer contribution is set to here.

 

Thanks 

Level 1

Pension Employer contributions after delaying auto entrolment

It is set at 8% and employee 0%. That is fine for all the other employees but not for these 2 only

QuickBooks Team

Pension Employer contributions after delaying auto entrolment

Let's opt-out the pension for these two employees, Cathy36.

 

Auto-enrollment requires that employers contribute to this pension scheme. And that it's a part of employers' legal duty to enroll his employee. To opt-out, follow these steps.

  1. Log in to your QBO account.
  2. Click on Employees at the left pane.
  3. Select Employees.
  4. Look for the employee/staff name.
  5. Go to the Auto enrolment section and click on the pencil icon beside it.
  6. Click on the radio button beside Enrolled in pension.
  7. Select Opt out.
  8. Click on Done to save the changes.

To give you complete information about auto-enrollment, refer to this article: Workplace Pensions in QuickBooks Online Standard Payroll.

 

For more QuickBooks concerns in the future, please check these out:  Help articles for QuickBooks Online.

 

Keep me posted if you need anything else. I'll be here to help.

Level 1

Pension Employer contributions after delaying auto entrolment

Hi,

I did that and I also on the Employee set the company contribution to 0% and the payslip still has an employer pension amount. This should be nil.

Thanks

QuickBooks Team

Pension Employer contributions after delaying auto entrolment

I'm here to ensure you're able to nil out the employer pension amount in your employee's payslip, @Cathy36. This way, you can keep your payroll account accurate and manage your employees accordingly.

 

You'll have to exclude the employee from Workplace pension. This is to nil out the employer pension amount that's showing in their payslips. To do this, you need to open your employee's profile from the Employees menu.Let me guide you how.

  1. Go to the Employees menu.
  2. Select Employees.
  3. Find and select the name of the employee to open the profile.
  4. Go to the Workplace pension section, then select it.
  5. Select the Advance drop-down, then click the Yes (not common) button under Exclude [employee name] from pension.
  6. Click Save.

 

WIth QuickBooks Online Standard Payroll, you can pull up workplace pension reports and submit them to your provider. You can learn more about it by checking out this article: QuickBooks Online Standard Payroll Hub. It also contains related topics about managing your employees and payroll account, and Real Time Information (RTI) to name a few.

 

Please let me know if you have other concerns. I'm just around to help.

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Level 1

Pension Employer contributions after delaying auto entrolment

Thanks that worked.

QuickBooks Team

Pension Employer contributions after delaying auto entrolment

I appreciate your feedback about the result of the steps I've provided above, @Cathy36. I'm glad it worked.

 

Please don't hesitate to post again here in the Community if you need assistance in managing your QuickBooks Online (QBO) account.

 

To keep track of your employees and payroll account effectively, I'm adding this article for further guidance: Help articles for QuickBooks Online. It contains topics about job retention and pension scheme setup to name a few.

 

I'm here anytime you have other concerns. Keep safe always, @Cathy36.