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Crediting salary to Directors Loan

Have credited salary to DLA as unable to pay - what next?

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I have credited a minimal salary to the DLA for September as I'm not able to run payroll this month (waiting for P45 and can't process without tax details being entered into QuickBooks Online). How do I deal with this next month? I.e. Is it possible to back date a pay run or do I reverse transaction and pay 2x minimal salary for October... Confused dot com!

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By lionofludesch
30th Sep 2020 10:36

If you've declared a salary for September, you can freely draw on it at any time in the future. No questions asked*.

What you do with future salary is up to you and the ever-changing Covid scenario. But you should keep your NI position in mind.

*Assuming your DLA isn't overdrawn.

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By RaxJ
30th Sep 2020 10:39

Check the RTI/payroll rules on this. Doesn't the directors salary need to be shown in the wages control account as a creditor? Okay you have no P45, but you can also take the last payslip for the YTD figures and tax code...

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By jack.wise
01st Oct 2020 11:47

YTD figures from payslip worked a treat - I didn't think of that! Crisis averted and it's all down to you. Thank you so much

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RLI
By lionofludesch
30th Sep 2020 10:45

I may have misunderstood this.

Are you saying you can't run the payroll just because you don't have a P45 ?

You don't need one. Just use what used to be called "emergency code" 1250L.

Or - if you know your tax code, I'd just use that.

Either way, HMRC will probably send you a P2 overnight if you've signed up for electronic notifications.

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Hallerud at Easter
By DJKL
30th Sep 2020 10:57

If I understand correctly you have not run/processed the payroll this month so no "salary" has really been posted to the DLA, or have I misunderstood?

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JCACE
By jcace
30th Sep 2020 12:08

If you want to process pay, but feel you can't while you're awaiting a P45, use a starter checklist instead as a basis for determining the appropriate tax code. The individual should be able to provide all other info, such as NI number, date of birth, address etc.

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By Calculatorboy
01st Oct 2020 14:58

You can still process via payroll, at worst just use basic rate

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