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Usage Guide - Payroll


1 - Introduction

This guide explains how to install and use the Payroll application. Installation details are included below under Software installation and updates.

2 - Initial Setup

3 - The payroll cycle - SHORT VERSION

4 - The payroll cycle - LONG VERSION

5 - Starting mid-year after using other software

6 - Processing a payroll on a Test basis

7 - Payments to HMRC

8 - Backing up your data

9 - General PAYE and payroll help

10 - Software installation and updates

  1. Main application Download and run the setup file from the Download page. This will start a Setup Wizard where you can accept the default values (recommended) or change details like the installation folder. Remeber to check Create Shortcut if required.
  2. Document system AW-APPS software produces all reports in PDF format. Your computer needs a PDF reader to be installed which has been associated with PDF files, so that clicking a PDF file when the AW-Apps is not running, causes the file to be opened in the reader. If a report menu item is selected in AW-Apps and nothing happens, then shut the application down and install a PDF reader on your computer.
  3. Installing updates Download the latest version of AW-APPS Payroll and run the setup file as done originally. If the installation folder was changed from the default when first installed, remember to use the same location for the update. Continue as normal. Existing data will be preserved.
  4. Installing on Linux systems Create a new empty directory and download to it the application file for Linux from the Download page. Next, unzip the file (command-line: gunzip filename). The application runs as a self-contained user installation, not system wide. All working files will be created in the installation directory. Make the file executable. To install updates, repeat this process. Reports are created in PDF format. Your system needs to have the Evince document viewer installed. Please check your package manager to see if Evince is already present and if not, you should install it.

11 - Workplace pensions

12 - Benefits taxed in payroll

13 - Termination awards etc.

14 - Employment Allowance

To claim Employment Allowance for a reduction in the amount of Employer's National Insurance due: All EPS Employer Payment Summaries in AW-APPS Payroll include the current setting of Employment_Allowance on the Company tab. Without the EPS submission, HMRC will not know that the allowance has been claimed.