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|Welcome to Stafftax|
When you employ household staff in the UK there are numerous issues that you must consider. As a domestic employer, you have the same legal responsibilities as commercial employers. But many domestic employers have little or no experience in this role and the prospect of having to deal with both complex and time-consuming legal obligations can be a source of great concern.
Established 20 years, Stafftax is the UK's original domestic payroll service and a valued and trusted name in thousands of UK households. We can provide you with a comprehensive domestic staff payroll service and help transform the hassle of being an employer into peace of mind.
We act as your agent and we do everything for you, from setting up a PAYE scheme and calculating the correct tax and National Insurance payments, to making sure your employee's payslips are accurate. When you subscribe to Stafftax you also receive unlimited support and advice on all pay and employment related issues:
As well as a payroll service, our annual Stafftax subscription also gives you unlimited access to our Legal Advice help-line and our legal team work closely with you and focus on finding a solution to your particular situations. Once you have subscribed we recommend that you take advantage of our Members' Area where you can make changes to your details or those of your employee, send messages, make requests, and most importantly, download your payslips.
|Statutory Sick Pay (SSP)|
When your employee is off sick for longer than three days you have the responsibility as their employer to administer Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) on their behalf.
|Always agree a gross wage with your employee|
Employers often agree a net (i.e. take-home) wage with their employee, but in reality they are always paid a gross salary, with tax and National Insurance Contributions deducted and paid to HMRC on a quarterly basis by the employer. Although many domestic employers tend to look on this as an additional cost, it is actually part of the employee's gross wage.
If you agree a fixed net wage you are committing yourself to paying all of your employee’s income tax and NI to make up their gross wage, irrespective of their individual tax code or tax position.
Please also be aware that a gross wage is not the total cost to you as an employer. In addition to this you have to pay an Employer’s National Insurance Contribution, which is not part of the employee’s gross wage. This extra sum will be advised to you when we send your first payslip for your employee.