If you lost, never received, or just need a printed copy of an e-document there are a few ways to get a P60 depending on your circumstances. You can get one free of charge but might prefer to use a paid service if needed quickly.
If struggling, you’re not alone as thousands of people search for the answer each month. In this post we discuss your options; what you can get free of charge, useful alternatives, and the quickest ways to get documents.
For everyone else we’ll explain in more detail all options on how to get a P60, a copy P60, or what is often called a replacement P60.
The good news is there’s more than one way and each has it’s own benefits. Let's start with perhaps the most obvious, and what should be the cheapest solution.
If you ask your boss he should be able to provide print out for the last 5 years, particularly if running electronic payroll. HMRC guidelines on GOV.UK encourage the employer to help and most payroll software packages make it easier to comply.
Problems can arise if they don't have the correct payroll forms as P60 documents are usually preprinted with the year end date and there are new ones each time, in which case you will likely get a black and white printout or email copy.
We actually help small businesses who find it easier to come to us if they don’t have the correct forms or ability to run previous years. They supply the pay information and we process and post the documents for their employees.
Asking your employer should not cost you anything but may drag their feet so it might not be the quickest option and you might get a photocopy or just a printout not actual forms.
If your company is struggling to provide documentation tell them to contact us and we will help.
If no longer working for the company or if they have ceased trading this may not be an option but there still are other ways that won't cost you anything.
When your payroll department run their payroll year end and initially create your P60, they electronically send the data to HM Revenue & Customs for their records so they know how much you were paid and what deductions were taken.
If you no longer have a relationship with your employer or they are unwilling to help you, get in touch with HMRC and ask for a copy of the information held on file. You won’t get a duplicate P60 but will get a statement of earnings on headed paper which will provide the same functionality.
This also won't cost you anything but may not be the quickest option with reports of a few weeks (or more) for the information to arrive.
If you need documents quickly and (or) printed on the correct forms you can use a payroll bureau service to create a copy P60. With the right software, pay tables and stationery it’s quite straightforward to create a P60 for current or previous years.
Prices and how quickly you’ll receive documents can vary, with some providers charging £50 for a P60. We don’t charge those figures but understand why some do. With a limited supply of forms for each year, when they’re gone so is the next order. Many clients are happy to pay if it resolves their problem swiftly. Running an office and employing qualified payroll staff is not cheap either.
We leverage technology to help reduce our costs. Combining 25 years of payroll knowledge and extensive software skills to supply a really fast service for high quality replacement P60 documents at competitive prices.
Our copy P60 certificates are only £25.00 for any style and any year. You get a high quality PDF by email and genuine printed payroll stationery from the correct period by post. We despatch 3pm each day and they usually arrive within one or two working days by Royal Mail.
If you don’t need a printed copy just the PDF, we discount by 50% meaning you only pay £12.50 for the P60 and there are no other little extras.
We’re so confident you’ll be happy that we let you try a free sample before you buy anything, and offer a complete money back guarantee on any purchase.
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If you’re wondering if you have the right information to create a replacement P60 the good news is software takes care of the difficult parts. All you need is standard information that you will probably know off the top of your head. We created a video walkthrough which can be viewed here, but I will quickly detail how you can generate a sample below.
Use any of our navigation links to load our secure payroll creation form. It may take a few seconds to load and when it does the first thing to decide is which style you require.
They’re all popular but (if you need help deciding) the Orange portrait style now just edges it from the traditional Blue landscape format. HMRC approve the design layouts and documents are created by the payroll software suppliers for their customers. We stock all documents in printed form. Choose which one you need.
The pay year ends Apr 5th ( I know, right ), so each P60 will cover from April 6th in the previous year through to Apr 5th for the document you need.
Select your shipping options from Print, Post & Email - Email Only - or a Free Sample by email.
Prices will be shown based on your selected options.
Next - Enter the employee (worker) details.
On a P60 the name is split in separate fields so detail each. The middle name is optional and you could enter just initials. Then enter the address where the employee lived at the end of the required pay year.
Enter next the National Insurance number which can be found on your pay documents or correspondence with HMRC. You can enter as NH000000F or NH 00 00 00 F and it will display that way on the document.
Your Work ID is optional as some employers don’t assign one, but it could be referred to as your employee ID or work number.
Then we enter the employer details
Enter the full company name & address.
The PAYE Reference number identifies your employer with HMRC. You should be able to find this on another P60 or possibly on payslips. Ideally you would show this. You’re looking for a sequence that looks like this 120 / K56784. If unsure ask your employer or another colleague to check their documents because it will be the same.
Then enter pay details.
If you have a fixed years salary or have added up all pay earned pop it in the years salary box and select the pay period. It will automatically populate the period amount.
Set whether the amount entered is Gross pay (before any deductions are made), or Net pay (take home).
If unsure of tax code or if on standard deductions, just leave blank and the correct code and allowances will be assigned. However if you have special tax requirements or a second job (BR) enter your assigned code.
If employment started after April 6th we can enter the first pay date and calculations will be based on the period of employment.
Our software can generate the copy P60 based on the information already provided but we give you full control if you wish to transfer details from other information such as an electronic P60.
Just fill in details and they will be used on the form.
Good news… we’re in the final stretch now.
Enter your delivery instructions and submit data. If you only need email copies just the email address will be shown.
If purchasing documents you will then be transferred to the payment provider and then back to our site. Otherwise you’ll come straight back here while we prepare your documents.
Our software will automatically calculate your copy P60 based on the data submitted and generate a high quality PDF document which will be forwarded by email.
We get a copy of the PDF and a print file to transfer to the matching payroll stationery if printed documents were ordered, then all your pay information is removed from the system to protect data security.
We include a long link encoded with your data in the email if you wish to make amendments or order again. This will populate the order fields to save re-entering everything.
Check your PDF copy, if you made any errors or wish to change something (except the year) just use the link and amendments can be made.
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