Questions From our Forum 04/04/11Thursday, March 31st, 2011
Each week we receive a number of payroll questions on our forum, and here are this week’s batch. Can you help with any answers?
Whilst completing the maternities I can see that the SMP increased from Sunday 3rd April from £124.88 to £128.73 per week.
I am I correct in saying that maternity is paid in full weeks so if a maternity started on a Tuesday the rate would increase from Tuesday the 5th April?
I have just started work for a new employer having left my previous Company in February. I was unemployed for a period of 3 weeks.
The agent who does the payroll for my new employer is telling him I am due a tax rebate and he has to pay it and claim it back via his P35. He is unsure this is correct as am I.
I thought I would pay less tax on the amount I earn until the my unused free pay entitlement is used up via the payroll and that HMRC would issue a rebate.
Why does the employer have to pay the tax? Is it to do with coming to the end of the tax year as I am paid monthly?