Have you got a week 53 in 2016?

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In the 2015/2016 tax year, you have a week 53 if the following applies:

Your normal pay day is a Monday or Tuesday and…

  • You last processed your weekly paid employees on Monday 28 March 2016 or Tuesday 29 March 2016.
  • You last processed your fortnightly paid employees on Monday 21 March 2016 or Tuesday 22 March 2016.
  • You last processed your four weekly paid employees on Monday 7 March 2016 or Tuesday 8 March 2016.

β€˜Week 53’ payments

If you pay your employees weekly, fortnightly or every 4 weeks, you might need to make a β€˜week 53’ payment in your final FPS of the year.

Your payroll software will work out β€˜week 53’ payments for you.

In the β€˜Tax week number’ field of your FPS, put:

  • β€˜53’ if you pay your employees weekly
  • β€˜54’ if you pay them fortnightly
  • β€˜56’ if you pay them every 4 weeks

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