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# HMRC CJRS calculator

• ### 2019 Tax Calc Quandary

Hello, does anyone understand the CJRS calculator and the dates it is asking for please. We have a simple payroll, where an employee is expected to work flexibly during July and I just wanted to check the figures we have manually calculated. Very straightforward monthly payroll, furloughed in March.

Start date of claim 1/7/2020, end date 31/7/2020. Date furloughed 19/3/2020. Furlough ongoin, monthly paid, regular amount each time.

Next question is:What’s the last day this employee was paid for before 1 July 2020? (This is the end of the last pay period before either the claim start date or the furlough start date, whichever is the latest) answer is 18/3/2020

Next question is: What’s the end of the next pay period after 18 March 2020? This is the last day in the pay period, not the date they received their pay. Answer I think is 31/3/2020. However I get the following error:There is a problem, The date must be after 30 June 2020

So the only date I can enter is 1/07/2020 which then splits the calculations into 1 day for 1st July and 30 days for the rest of the month. What am I doing wrong anyone? thanks

### Replies (3)

By jcace
02nd Jul 2020 18:33

They want you to enter 31 July... that's the last day of your next pay period.

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By claire spurrell
02nd Jul 2020 21:00

Next question is:What’s the last day this employee was paid for before 1 July 2020? (This is the end of the last pay period before either the claim start date or the furlough start date, whichever is the latest) answer is 18/3/2020

The date here should be 30/6/20 not 18/3/20. This is the end of the last pay period before the claim start date (1/7/20) which is later than the furlough start date.

As answered by jcace the next date will be 31/7/20.
Correcting these 2 dates should solve your problem.

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By Trainingday
02nd Jul 2020 21:34

Next question is: What’s the last day this employee was paid for before 1 July 2020?
- this should be 30/06/20. You put 18/03/20 which is incorrect as you would have paid them in June which is the latest.

Next question is: What’s the end of the next pay period after 18 March 2020?
- the reason it is asking about March is because you entered 18/03/20 as the last payment date. When you enter the correct date, it will read as 30/06/20 instead of 18/03/20 and the answer will be 31/07/20 as that is the end of the next pay period after June.

Payment date = date employee receives pay.
Pay period = period to which employee earns pay or is on furlough.

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