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This course helps you begin your payroll journey with an overview of how to calculate Income Tax for payroll, including key terms and phrases and some simple calculations to help solidify your knowledge.

Why you should attend

If you’re completely new to the world of payroll, then this is a great skills boosting course for you.

During this one hour, e-learning course, you will begin your payroll journey by learning about the PAYE tax system, processing some simple income tax calculations, understanding more about the various tax codes and learning how the tax year operates.

The course is suitable for delegates that have the following suggested roles of newly employed:

  • Payroll administrators
  • Payroll co-ordinators
  • HR administrators
  • HR co-ordinators

And you may be working in either:

  • A payroll bureau
  • Accountancy firm
  • In-house payroll team

What you will learn and delivery

On this course you will learn:

  • Pay as you earn (PAYE) tax system
  • Tax rate and tax bands
  • Non-taxable elements of pay
  • Cumulative and non-cumulative operations of PAYE
  • Using HMRC tax tables

Courses are delivered using the CIPPs online learning tool Moodle. Once registered for the course, you will be introduced to the topics covered throughout the hour and the course learning outcomes. Learning is achieved via a step by step process throughout the module, with a short test at the end of each topic, ensuring you have a full understanding of the course.

Once all topics have been completed, you’ll be presented with a link to download your learning resources, including the module workbook. You’ll also be taken through the learning outcomes once again with the opportunity to revisit any of the topics covered.

The course material will be provided on the date that you have booked, and you will have three weeks from this date to complete.

Course contents

The e-learning course guides you through:

  • What is the pay as you earn system
  • How the tax year operates
  • Identify how tax rates and bands differ across the UK
  • What are non-taxable elements of pay
  • Personal allowances
  • Identify different tax codes and how the payroll department is notified about them
  • Identify the difference between cumulative and non-cumulative operation of PAYE
  • Manually calculate an employees tax using the tax tables

Prior learning required

This course is designed for someone that is entirely new to payroll and covers the very basics of Income Tax.

Continuing your learning

Introduction to Income Tax & NICs:
A working knowledge of PAYE & NICs is the central skill set that all payrollers should master. This course covers in-depth the rules for calculating both statutory deductions as well as the principles

Introduction to Payroll:
Designed for those new to payroll, this comprehensive course covers the core skills required to administer the payroll function. From calculating gross pay and deciphering the differences between taxable and NICable pay. The course covers in-depth the methodologies for manually calculating income tax, NICs and Student Loan Deductions as well as an overview of other core payroll principles, including auto-enrolment, court orders and remittance reconciliations of processing starters and leavers correctly. You will leave the course with the ability to calculate gross to net manually.

Calculating National Insurance Contributions
On this course, you will begin your payroll learning journey and discover key terms and phrases as well as gain an understanding of National Insurance Codes and work through some simple calculations

Pricing and booking information

£75 +VAT