Starter checklist for PAYE

Gather the right information about your new employee if they don't have a recent P45.


Starter checklist

Starter checklist (printable version)

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Use this starter checklist to gather information you need to operate PAYE for a new employee. You can use the information you’ve collected to help fill in your first Full Payment Submission for the employee.

There are 2 versions available to use:

Starter checklist - this form is designed to be filled in on screen. You must answer all the questions except those marked ‘optional’. You can’t save the form but once you’ve completed it you’ll be able to print a copy and post it

Starter checklist (printable version) - this form is designed to be printed and filled in manually.

Tell HMRC about a new employee
Guidance about what you need to do when you take on a new employee.

Published 15 April 2014
Last updated 4 April 2016 + show all updates
  1. Printable alternative of PAYE: starter checklist for Welsh and English versions have been added to this page.
  2. The Starter Checklist has been updated to reflect new tax year changes and include Student Loan information.
  3. Clarification added on how to use the form.
  4. Welsh form and translation added.
  5. First published.