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Employment Tax

Accurate, efficient handling of payroll functions and employment tax are fundamental to your success. We help you get them right – easing your workload, ensuring compliance in the UK and globally, and keeping your employees satisfied. 

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    Meet the team

    The team

  • UK entities. Multinationals. SMEs. Privately Owned & Listed Businesses. Public & Social Sector Organisations.

    Who we can help

  • IR35 Off Payroll Working. Payroll. Global Mobility. UK Employment Taxes. Overseas Employment Taxes. Expatriate Taxes. Employee Benefits. Remote Worker Support. Systems & Software.

    How we can help

TAKING A LOAD OFF YOUR MIND

For any organisation, getting payroll functions and employment taxes right is critical, to keep employees paid correctly and on time and to ensure compliance with HMRC. With employment tax frequently investigated and the rules stringently enforced, you can’t afford to make mistakes.

Our comprehensive services for payroll and employment taxes address all these issues and help you operate efficiently, confidently and compliantly. Whatever the size of your business, from start-up to global player, all the services you require from us will be tailored to your specific needs and integrated to provide seamless support. We’ll make sure you always have clear lines of contact with us and keep you up to date with changes that affect you, with proactive advice on your best course of action.

PAYROLL & OFF-PAYROLL

Our fully managed payroll service relieves you of an arduous workload and the pressures of ensuring compliance. Whilst it’s automated and highly efficient, it’s also delivered by people you can talk to; your dedicated relationship manager will ensure any questions you have are quickly answered. Our technology integrates with widely-used HR and Finance systems and includes dashboard reporting to provide instant clarity. It also extends to provide a global payroll service for all your workplaces around the world.

IR35 off-payroll working is still a mystery to some businesses and a source of frustration to others. With experience that spans its implementation from public to private sectors and a deep understanding of the rules, we’ll explain it all clearly and help to ensure you comply, whether you’re an end client or a contractor.

UK EMPLOYMENT TAXES & BENEFITS

It’s vital you get the best value from your investment in your employees, and our well-planned UK employment tax strategy will help you achieve that, whilst ensuring compliance with HMRC rules. Our support adapts to you at any stage in your business lifecycle, making sure we put the right systems and solutions in place to lighten your tax workload.

With HMRC ramping up their tax reviews, we’ll proactively identify and correct any weaknesses in your procedures so if there should be an investigation, you can face it with confidence. And, of course, with us by your side.

Amongst our comprehensive tax services, we’ll advise on the employee benefits you can offer to help you attract and retain the best people, and explain the tax implications, including which benefits are taxable or non-taxable.

Our advice and support are mostly focused on:

  • Pension Schemes
  • Auto enrolment solutions and advice
  • Scheme administration
  • Employee advice and support
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Group Life Assurance
  • Group Income Protection
  • Group Critical Illness
  • Dental Insurance
  • Health Cash Plan
  • International Benefits

TAXES FOR GLOBAL EMPLOYEES

Global mobility allows you to hire the world’s best talent and deploy your people wherever they can be most effective. Inevitably, it also brings complications around corporate and personal tax/social security issues. Our support for your global mobility programme will take care of the tax challenges and give you full visibility of your employees worldwide, to help you optimise efficiency.

As employees go global, many organisations outsource and offshore their overseas employment tax functions, but this can raise issues around ensuring compliance. We are alert to these challenges and our overseas employment tax service helps eliminate these risks whilst providing a cost-efficient response.

Of course you want your expatriate employees to be properly rewarded, to ensure they’re not exposed to double income tax, and to benefit from the available reliefs. Our globally coordinated advice will reassure your expat employees about their tax position, and keep them motivated and fully engaged on your projects.

SYSTEMS FIT FOR THE FUTURE

Continual advances in technology mean it’s highly likely you have different systems across your departments and teams, with data held in a complex and confusing combination of legacy, on-premises and cloud software. We’ll review your systems and software and make practical suggestions on how you can unify them with the minimum disruption and expense.

By making access to your data easier, we also help you extract more value from it. Our team will organise your data and provide interactive dashboards that provide meaningful outputs to enhance your business decision-making. Having this data at your fingertips can empower you to gain a competitive advantage, even in a challenging market.

EMPLOYEE BENEFITS

The employee benefits you offer will need to reflect the individuals you want to incentivise and what your competitors include in their packages. We’ll ensure we fully understand your needs, so we can recommend the benefits that will work best for you.

We provide an extensive and diverse employee benefits consultancy service, offering end-to-end, whole of market solutions, from initial planning and advice through to successful implementation.

Tax on employee benefits is complex, so we’ll point out the tax implications, make your options clear and help you decide which benefits provide the best balance of employee appeal and tax-efficiency.

GLOBAL PAYROLL & MOBILITY

We have seen an increasing number of businesses expanding to the United States from the United Kingdom from start-ups to established businesses requiring our specialist support in US payroll. Remaining compliant with cross-border payroll has never been more complex and our team can support any business or individual working in the US. We therefore have a dedicated US Payroll team who can assist you as required.

Ensuring tax compliance for your global workforce is a challenge, but we also see it as an opportunity. Our global mobility services help you take control more easily and give you full visibility of your global and mobile employees for greater efficiency. With our clients’ individual challenges at the forefront of our service, our global mobility service focuses on helping businesses attract and retain the best worldwide talent and move people cost-effectively and efficiently.

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    Ian King, Director, Ian King Electrical

  • “Thanks so much for getting this done in such a short space of time and for saving me so much money! I’m really impressed with the service I’ve received from Sagars.”

    Sarah Jones KC, Pump Court Chambers

  • “As long as I need a trusted adviser, I won’t be going anywhere else.”

    Ian Gray, Director, Celerity Business Development

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  2. Blog22nd Mar 2024

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