A Guide to Registering with HMRC as a New Employer
- Price: £3.60
- Published: March 2017
- Type: Business Information Factsheet
- Format: PDF
When a business takes on its first employee, it will usually need to register with HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) as a new employer. This applies even if the business has only one employee, for example if a limited company has a sole director. New employers must register in advance of the business' first payday, providing information about the business and its employees. Once registered, it is possible to set up a payroll system, pay employees and make returns and payments to HMRC.
This factsheet explains who needs to register as an employer, when they need to register, and how to register, including the information that must be supplied to HMRC.