Close your PAYE scheme

Set your PAYE scheme cease date to notify HMRC that your organisation no longer employs people.

Set PAYE scheme cease date

Set a PAYE scheme cease date if you have ceased as an employer, are paying employees for the last time, and this is your final submission. The cease date cannot be before the 6th of the current tax month.

  1. In the Settings menu, select General Settings.
  2. Under Features, click Payroll Settings.
  3. Set your organisation's scheme cease date.
  4. Click Save.
  5. Click Confirm.

End employment for all your employees

Close your PAYE scheme by making a final payment to all your employees (including holiday pay) and giving them a P45. A final EPS will automatically submit to HMRC to report the cease date after the final pay run. You cannot reopen the scheme once the EPS is submitted.

End an employee’s employment

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