File early to allow plenty of time in case your confirmation statement is rejected. The easiest way to file your confirmation statement is online and we provide:
1. Find your company in Companies House register
Find the company for which you want to register for PAYE and select a package that's right for you.
2. Fill out our short simplified application in less than 5 min
Select a filing package then fill out our short 100% online PAYE application. We'll take care of all admin and process the application on your behalf with HMRC.
3. Receive Your PAYE Reference Number
You will receive your PAYE reference number from HMRC within 10 working days directly at your trading address.
If you are going to earn more than £118 per week it is COMPULSORY to register for PAYE with HMRC
We have extensive experience working with HMRC
to ensure that applications are processed smoothly without delay and we provide:
Online Filings is an HMRC authorised PAYE (Pay-As-You-Earn) agent. Your registration is checked, processed and securely sent to HMRC.
Fast and Easy Process
No login, password or complicated jargon. Just respond to our 5 min questionnaire about your business.
Let us do your payrolls
Online Filings can produce your employee payroll on your behalf and send a Real Time Information submission to HMRC. No need to focus on admin tasks, we got your back!
If you intend to hire employees, including yourself, you will need to register as an employer with HMRC. The system used by HMRC is referred to as 'Pay As You Earn' (PAYE) and collects Income Tax and National Insurance Contributions (NICs) from eligible employees.
Once you have completed our online form and it has been approved by us, we will submit an application to HMRC on your behalf. Then, once you've been successfully registered as an employer by HMRC, you'll receive a letter in the post with your PAYE reference.
You can find your employer’s reference number from several sources:
Real Time Information requires employers to send a return to HMRC every time they pay their employees. Nearly all employers have had to send RTI returns since April 2013.
An employer reference number is a unique combination of letters and numbers, also called an employer PAYE reference, PAYE reference number (ERN). It is given to a business when it registers with HMRC as an employer, serving to identify the employer for employee income tax and national insurance purposes.
The employer reference number is in two parts. The first part is 3 digits, which identifies the HMRC office number that deals with the company’s PAYE (e.g. 135). The second part of the reference, which follows a forward slash, is the tax office’s reference for the employer itself. (e.g. AB56789). A business registered as an employer before 2001 will have an employer reference number in the form 135/A56789. Those registered after that date will take the form 135/AB56789.
If you have one or more employees in the UK, then you, as an employer are responsible for ensuring H.M. Revenue & Customs' deductions are made. Income Tax, based on an individual's tax code and Employee's National Insurance Contributions must be deducted before the net sum can be paid. Employer's NI is also payable, but this is paid by the employer and is not deducted from pay. The employer deducts tax and national insurance from their employees' pay and then pay this sum on a monthly basis over to HM Revenue and Customs.
The employer gives the employee a payslip on payday which sets out the gross and cumulative amounts of pay and all the deductions. If applicable, pension deductions, maternity pay, Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) and other items can be shown on the payslips. The total payments, minus all of the deductions gives the net pay, which is the actual amount paid to the employee. Also on payday, the employer sends a Real Time Information submission to HMRC, giving details of each employee, the payments and the deductions.
8 days after first filing
3 days after first filing
2 days after first filing
3 days after first filing