Depending on the day you pay your employees, you may end up with a week 53 when you run your final payroll.
This will normally apply to you if you pay your employees weekly, fortnightly, or on a four-weekly basis, and the last pay date falls on April 5 of the current tax year.
You will not have a week 53 if you pay your employees monthly, so you can schedule your payroll as normal.
Do I have a week 53?
The 2022/23 tax year's Week 53 is on Wednesday, April 5. If you pay employees on a Wednesday this year, you'll have Week 53.
If you use Advanced Payroll, you'll have a week 53 if you last processed payroll for your:
- fortnightly paid employees on Wednesday 22 March, 2023.
- four-weekly paid employees on Wednesday 8 March, 2023.
These are the only times you must process a Week 53. Processing for all subsequent pay dates falls into the following tax year.