HMRC Tax Calendars

Refer to the particular HMRC PAYE Tax Calendar for the tax periods.

HMRC Pay-As-You-Earn (PAYE) Tax Calendar

The PAYE Calendar starts yearly on 6th April and ends on 5th April in the subsequent year.

The HMRC tax calendar contains the following periods:

  • Weekly
  • 2-weekly
  • 4-weekly
  • Monthly

In addition:

The weekly tax period spans 7 days, beginning on 6th April and ending on 12th April.
For the 2-weekly tax period, it consists of two weeks, starting from weeks 1-2, followed by weeks 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, and so forth.
The 4-weekly tax period comprises four weeks, starting from weeks 1-4, followed by weeks 5-8, 9-12, 13-16, etc.
Monthly periods commence on the 6th of each month and conclude on the 5th of the following month.

These structures are essential for accurate payroll processing and compliance. Utilising reliable payroll bureau software can streamline these processes, ensuring your submissions comply with HMRC requirements.

Submit to RTI

Once you submit a Full Payment Submission (FPS), HMRC is notified of the payment date. This date is essential to determine your PAYE bill for the month. It is essential to know the date you submit the FPS and the corresponding HMRC Tax Period.

HMRC will use this information to assess whether your submission is timely or late.

Ensure accurate and timely FPS submissions to avoid potential penalties.