Claim Employment Allowance using QuickBooks Payroll

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Its time to claim Employment Allowance using QuickBooks Payroll

Employment Allowance is Good News for the New Tax Year


From 6th April 2014 UK employers can claim the Employment Allowance using QuickBooks payroll and reduce their Employer Class 1 National Insurance Contributions by up to £2000 each year.

You may have seen Employment Allowance mentioned in the press and on the TV news channels.Yes it really is good news for UK small business.

You can claim the Employment Allowance if you are a business or charity (including Community Amateur Sports Clubs) that pays employer Class 1 NICs on your employees’ or directors’ earnings – please note that there are some businesses and organisations that are not eligible – details of these exclusions can be found by clicking on this link:



How will the Employer Allowance work in practice?

Here’s a preactical example of how it works

if your employer Class 1 National Insurance Contributions work out at £1200 per month:

April you will use £1200 of your Employment Allowance

May you will use the remaining £800 of your Employment Allowance as the maximum is capped at £2000


The Employment Allowance is claimed by submitting an Employer Payment Summary through your QuickBooks Payroll software. No forms to complete or hoops to jump through.

 If you need help with your QuickBooks payroll Katara provide training to business including payroll training session for new and existing QuickBooks payroll users.

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