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2017 legislative updates to Opera 3 and Opera II Payroll

Summary of changes

  • New Advanced Payments & Deductions report (Opera 3 only): The Advanced Payments & Deductions list is a new multi-period, multi-payment and deduction report.
  • Payrolling company car benefits: The Full Payment Submission (FPS) in the 2017/18 tax year can include company car details if the employer wants to payroll this benefit.
  • Apprenticeship levy: The way that the Government funds apprenticeships in England is changing in the 2017/18 tax year. Some employers will be required to pay a new apprenticeship levy. Funding for apprenticeships will also change.
  • Electronic P60 formats: These have been updated, and approved by HMRC.
  • Scottish Income Tax rates and bandwidths: The Scotland Act 2016 provides the Scottish Parliament with powers to set the income tax rates and bands that will apply to Scottish taxpayers.
  • PAYE, NI and statutory payments: The rates, bandwidths and thresholds have been updated according to changes announced in the Autumn Statement.
  • Auto enrolment thresholds: These have been updated according to the changes announced by The Pensions Regulator.

Video: see the payroll year-end changes in action

Learn how to carry out the 2016/17 year end and the setup required to process your payroll in the 2017/18 tax year.