Business tax – collection

Guidance for employers on using Basic PAYE Tools (BPT)

Guidance on using BPT, including installing onto a networked computer and other tasks, eg employee leaves, earlier year update.

These guides will help you download and install BPT and run your payroll. Some guides are for use by employers whose commercial payroll software does not carry out certain tasks.

They contain examples of the screens you will see in BPT and simple to follow instructions.

Downloading and installing Basic PAYE Tools

  1. First time users: how to download and install Basic PAYE Tools

    • Guidance
  2. Installing Basic PAYE Tools onto a networked computer

    • Guidance
  3. Getting Basic PAYE Tools working on Linux

    • Guidance

Running payroll with Basic PAYE Tools

  1. Basic PAYE Tools: user guide

    • Guidance
  2. Basic PAYE Tools: when an employee leaves

    • Guidance
  3. Basic PAYE Tools: Earlier Year Update (EYU)

    • Guidance

Error messages

Examples of some of the most common error messages you may get when using BPT and the actions you need to take.

  1. Basic PAYE Tools (BPT) error messages

    • Detailed guide