Stafftax is the UK's leading domestic payroll service and many domestic agencies throughout the country are now offering the Stafftax service to their clients.
HOW DOES IT WORK AND WHAT DOES IT COST?
In return for an annual subscription fee, our clients get a complete service which ranges from advice on setting up a PAYE scheme and notifying employers of quarterly tax and NI payments, to providing weekly or monthly payslips and issuing P45's and P46's every time a member of staff joins or leaves their employment. Underpinning our service are the full tax records that we keep on every subscriber's behalf.
THE STAFFTAX FLEXIBLE GUARANTEE
We recognise that the professional arrangements of domestic employers can change at short notice. Our Flexible Guarantee assures that our subscribers will be refunded the unexpired portion of their subscription if they cease to employ. In addition, if there is a gap of more than a month between employing two people, we will extend the period covered by the subscription accordingly.
AN ENTHUSIASTIC RECEPTION
Sorting out their employee's statutory contributions has proved in the past to be a considerable headache to many employers. Those not already put off by packs of tax tables and official forms still find it a time-consuming exercise, especially in the case of busy professional households.
Therefore, Stafftax has been greeted with considerable enthusiasm, initially from first-time employers and American and other non-UK employers working in the UK. The latter are, of course, even more unfamiliar with the UK tax system than their British counterparts! They have now been joined increasingly by experienced employers, who are expressing appreciation of the time and effort saved by using our efficient yet inexpensive service.
A FRIENDLY AND HELPFUL SERVICE
As well as handling all payroll arrangements on behalf of our subscribers, we have gained a reputation for giving clear, helpful advice to new employers on their PAYE responsibilities, and answering queries in a straightforward, jargon-free manner. Our subscribers value the reassurance that comes from being able to communicate directly with us whenever any issue arises concerning their employee's salary arrangements.
ADDING VALUE AND GOODWILL TO YOUR BUSINESS
Our Commission Scheme for participating nanny agencies enables us to cover some of your agency costs in making our brochure available to your clients. It also enables us to provide your agency with feedback as to which of your clients have subscribed to Stafftax.
But the real value that we are adding to your agency is not just in commission but through allowing you to offer a more comprehensive service to your own clients. By supplying Stafftax you will be providing a complete package that will answer many of your client's questions, which will reflect well upon your agency. As a leading spokesman on payroll issues for smaller UK employers, Stafftax, as part of Enable Ltd, is in regular communication with HMRC and several departments of government on a range of employment issues and policy initiatives. We are frequently consulted and quoted in both trade publications and the financial and family sections of daily press. We are also a leading contributor to the Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals's (CIPP's) thinking and policy, specifically on small employer issues. We are also the only representative of domestic employers to be a member of the Employment Consultation Forum*.
OTHER BENEFITS OF PARTICIPATING
As part of our service, all participating agencies receive free, up-to-date laminated tax tables, showing an employer's total costs for every level of net or gross wage that is paid weekly or monthly. This enables you to give the relevant information on total employment costs to your clients at a glance. In addition, we are happy to give advice to agencies on pay-related questions. With this free back-up, you are better informed when dealing with your clients. As you know, the sector of domestic employment is a dynamic industry that is continually evolving. We seek to keep you abreast of any changes by sending a copy of our e-bulletin direct to your email account on a regular basis.
OFFERING STAFFTAX TO YOUR CLIENTS
In our experience, the agencies who are having most success in introducing their clients to Stafftax are those who are regularly mailing out our brochure to all of their clients as a standard part of their own agency information package. Although we know that only one in every so many of their clients will actually subscribe to Stafftax, we are happy to supply our literature on this basis, in whatever quantities required, since it also serves to make our service more widely known.
Making our brochure available can also help agencies to advise and educate clients on their responsibilities as domestic employers in a well-presented and straightforward way. Even if a client decides not to use Stafftax, at least they are more aware of what they should be doing as an employer.
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO OFFER STAFFTAX TO YOUR CLIENTS
If you would like more information about becoming a participating agency, or if you wish to clarify any issues about the Stafftax service first, then please call the Agency Advice Line on 0203 137 4402 or email:
We look forward to hearing from you.
*The role of the ECF is to consider and evaluate proposed HMRC changes affecting future income taxes.