Before you can add a new employee to your payroll, you will need to add them as a user to your FreeAgent account.
Please note that each employee should have their own payroll profile and a profile should never be updated and used for another employee.
Adding a new employee to payroll
Navigate to the ‘My Money’ tab at the top of the screen and select ‘Payroll’ from the drop-down menu.
Select ‘Add an Employee’ from the right-hand side of the ‘Employees’ section and select the employee’s name from the drop-down menu.
Next, you’ll be prompted to create a payroll profile for the employee. Payroll profiles contain information that’s required to file payroll online with HMRC.
Some information for a payroll profile will be automatically filled in by FreeAgent based on the information that you provided in the employee's user profile, but you will need to complete the remaining sections to create a payroll profile for the employee. For more information about creating a payroll profile, please see this article.
Once you have entered all of the relevant information for the employee, select ‘Create Payroll Profile’ at the bottom of the screen to complete the process.
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