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Use the starter checklist to:
get information you need about a new employee to complete payroll
give information to your employer for your employer to complete payroll
There are 2 formats available to use:
Online starter checklist
This form is filled in on screen. You must answer all the questions except those marked ‘optional’. You cannot save the form but when you’ve filled it in you’ll be able to print a copy and send it by post.
Starter checklist (printable version)
This form can be printed and filled in manually.
Instructions for employers
Once you have completed the form, you must send this to your payroll department.
You must not send completed checklists to HMRC.
Instructions for employees
Once you have completed the form, you must send this to your new employer.
The Online versions of the English and Welsh starter checklists and the Welsh printable version have been updated for use from 6 April 2021.
The starter checklists for use up to 5 April 2021 have been removed.
The starter checklist has been updated to include information for Plan 4 and to use when the new employees first pay date is due after 6 April 2021.
The Employee statements A, B and C in the starter checklist have been updated.
The starter checklist for 2018 to 2019 has been removed.
The English and Welsh versions of the starter checklist for 2019 to 2020 have been added, it includes Postgraduate Loan information to use from 6 April 2019.
The English and Welsh versions of the printable starter checklist have been updated to the 2016 version.
The printable version of the starter checklist has been updated with information about post graduation.
Printable alternative of PAYE: starter checklist for Welsh and English versions have been added to this page.
The Starter Checklist has been updated to reflect new tax year changes and include Student Loan information.