What are employer details?

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Cintra iQ allows you to have more than one employer (Company) within a database.  When creating a new Employer, you would enter the Main Details which are the contact details etc., enter the bank details HMRC payments are to come from, create the tax references and payrolls under each tax reference, flag if they are a small employer and record auto enrolment details such as staging date etc.
Go to Cintra iQ: Payroll> Payroll Setup> Employer Setup

About the Employer window

Main Details tab

Within this tab, you can enter basic details of the Employer (Company).

Name Description
Name and Description
Enter the Employer's name and its description.
Contact Details
Enter the employer's Address and communication details.
Financial Year
Select the date on which the employer's financial year starts.
Equality Commission for Northern Ireland
Enter the Registration Number and the Date in which the Registration was issued.
Other Details
Record the nature of the company's business by selecting from the drop down. You can flag whether the company is a Trading Organisation by selecting the check box and enter the date the trading started.
Enter  your Employer Unique Tax reference (UTR) code to claim Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) deductions as a subcontractor, on your EPS.

Bank Details for HMRC tab

Within this tab, you can enter the company's Employer Bank Account Details for HMRC and BACS Details.

PAYE & Payrolls tab

Within this tab, you can create a PAYE scheme and associate a payroll to the scheme. 


Once you have created multiple Payrolls for an employer, you can transfer an employee between payroll memberships by moving the employee from one payroll to another payroll, providing the PAYE reference number is the same for all payrolls. For more information about transferring employees, see How Do I Transfer Employees to Alternative Payrolls.


PAYE Scheme form



Name Description

PAYE Scheme is for test purposes only

Select this if you do not want to send the details to HMRC.

HMRC Accounts Office Reference

This reference code must contain 13 characters: (3Numeric2Alpha8Numeric) with 4th character either P or X.

HMRC Office Area Number

This field is automatically populated by the first 3 characters of the HMRC Accounts Office Reference code.

HMRC Office Name

Enter the Tax Office name if it is known, but it is not mandatory.

Employer PAYE reference

The first section is pre-populated by the first 3 characters of the HMRC Accounts Office Reference code. Enter the remaining details.

HMRC Bank Account

Select either Accounts Office Cumbernauld or Accounts Office Shipley.

Cessation Date

Enter the date in which the PAYE scheme ceases to be active.


Use this section to enable the RTI submission within the PAYE Scheme  and set the date in which it is enabled. IMPORTANT! Once the RTI is enabled, it should not be disabled except in very special circumstances. Contact Cintra Support for more information.

Industry Sectors for Employment Allowance

If you want to claim Employment Allowance, you must record the industry sector in which you work by flagging the appropriate sector in the desired PAYE Scheme. You can select  one, several or all sectors, which can be Agriculture, Fisheries, Industrial, or Road Transport. 


Name Description
Scheme FBI Locations
Use this button to open the PAYE FBI Locations window to enter Scheme FBI details for the particular scheme. This is useful if you wish to have different Inbox/Outbox folders for each PAYE scheme you use. Within the PAYE FBI Location window, you can choose the XML File location for the FileBy Internet.xml file via the FBI Directory button. You can also delete the file locations en masse via the Delete button.
FBI Directory
Click this button to access the Browse for Folder window in order to choose an XML location  for the FileBy Internet.xml file.


Associating payrolls to a PAYE scheme

Within the Payrolls associated with the selected Payrolls pane, you can create a new payroll and associate it to a PAYE Scheme.


Name Description
Payroll Name
Enter the name of the payroll.
Payment Periodicity
Select either Fortnightly, Lunar, Monthly, Weekly, or Quarterly. NOTE: If Monthly is selected, then the Payment Rule displays options in the drop-down ist. Otherwise, no selection is required.
Payment Rule
Selecting from this drop down determines when in the month, payment occurs. Select either First day of Month, Last day of Month, Regular Monthly, or Specific Day of Month. NOTE: If Regular Monthly is selected, then select the specific week and day regular payments are made. eg Last week of the month on a Thursday.
Next Pay Date
Enter the actual date in which the payment occurs.
Payment Period
Enter the start date of when the pay period occurs and the period end date is automatically entered.
Current Tax Period
This field is automatically populated.
Pension Output Period based on

Current Pension Output Period 
By selecting either Pay Reference Period, Pay Period or Custom Period and entering the start date and end date, you are able to synchronise the pay period dates with the dates required in order to produce membership and contribution files for the Pension Provider.
Pension Output Payment Due Date based on
You can base the Pension Output Payment Due  Date on the Pay Reference Period End Date or Pay Date.

Payroll details

You can set up the main details, additional details and default payroll tasks.
  • Main Settings tab
    Within the Main Settings tab, you can set up the main payroll details and a general message to print on the payslips.



Name Description
Payroll Name
Enter the name of the payroll.
PAYE Scheme
If there are more than one pay schemes, select the desired scheme.
Payment Periodicity

Payments made

Current Tax Period

Current Pay Period

Next Pay Date
These fields are automatically populated from the previous New Payroll form entries.
Maximum delay for BACS Payment
Not used.
Message to print on payslips (max 400 characters)
Enter a message that will appear on the payslips.
Payment File Location
Browse to the desired location from where the Payment File is saved.
Cash Rounding Enabled
Select to enable cash rounding
Round to Nearest
Enter the desired value.
Cash Rounding of Leavers
Select to enable cash rounding for leavers.
Pension Output Period based on

Current Pension Output Period
By selecting either Pay Reference Period, Pay Period or Custom Period and entering the start date and end date, you are able to synchronise the pay period dates with the dates required in order to produce membership and contribution files for the Pension Provider.
Pension Output Payment Due Date based on
You can base the Pension Output Payment Due  Date on the Pay Reference Period End Date or Pay Date.
Exclude payroll restrictions for EPS



Name Description
Bank Details
Use this button to enter the bank account details from where the salary money is taken.
Additional Settings tab 

Within the Additional Settings tab, you can set Salary and Pro Rata details, BenefitsHoliday Pay Rate Calculations, and Default Work Pattern.



Salary and Pro Rata Settings

Name Description
Rates Decimal Places
To specify a number of decimal places to be used when calculating rates.
Annual to Period Salary Division Figure 
Enter a value to calculate the period amount from Annual i.e. 12 for months, 52 for weeks to 2 decimal places.
Pro Rata Basis
Select either Annual or Period.
Pro Rata Days
Select either Calendar Days, Weeks Days or Work Days. By choosing Week Days, you can enter a value for the number of Week Days in a year.
Pro Rata Using
Select either Old and new daily rates, New minus daily rate difference, or Old plus daily rate difference.

Benefit Settings

Name Description
Sick Pay Settings
Maternity Pay Settings
Adoption Pay Settings
Paternity Pay Settings
Shared Parental Pay Settings
Bereavement Pay Settings
Can be offset: If the other gross pay is being paid, then any SSP, MPS, APS, PPS, SPPS, or BPS can be offset against this at employee level.
Show if offset is zero: Where SSP, MPS, APS, PPS, SPPS, or BPS payable is equal to the SSP, MPS, APS, PPS, SPPS, or BPS offset and adds up to zero, the offset is not printed on the payslip. This is the default setting.
SAP/SMP/PP/SBP/SHPPay Up to Default
Use this drop down to select when in the pay period the benefit is paid up to. Select either To end of period or Last whole week prior to the end of period.

Benefit Settings

Use this section to set your holiday pay rate calculation. For more information, see Preparing Average Holiday Pay Rate Settings.

Name Description

Other Settings

Name Description
Default Work Pattern
Use this drop down to assign a default work pattern to the Payroll. 


Name Description
Email Contacts
Use this button to set up email contacts, which will be accessible when actioning a Payroll Workflow option in Payroll Workflow. For instance, you can create a single action for a group of payrolls and send reports out to different contacts that were set up here. For more information about setting up Payroll Actions, see Payroll Workflow - Check List.
AE Pension Settings
Use this button to postpone the  automatic enrolment  a period of your choice of up to three months or 13 weeks. You can apply postponement settings for each payroll


Payroll Task Settings tab

Within the Payroll Task Settings tab, you can set up default tasks for the individual payroll. For more information about default tasks, see Payroll Tasks and Employee Tasks - Check List.

Small Employer tab

Employers can qualify for Small Employer Relief (SER) for SMP/SAP/SPP/ShPP. A small employer is one who’s total gross Class 1 NICs, including primary (employee) and secondary (employer) liability, is at or below a set annual threshold, in the qualifying tax year.
For this calculation, gross Class 1 NICs exclude:
  • Class 1A
  • Class 1B, and
  • any NICs rebate.
Use this tab to flag if your company qualifies for SER. Within the SER (Small Employers' Relief) pane, you can perform the following:
  • Create a new SER record.
  • Edit an existing SER record.
  • Delete an existing SER record.

The Small Employer form

Within this form you can determine whether the employer is small for a particular tax year. You can also enter the Gross NIC contributions for the Previous Year.

AE Settings & Information tab

Within the AE Settings & Information tab, you can set up the following:
  • Auto Enrolment - Key Staging and Re-enrolment Dates
  • Pension Regulator Registration Details
  • Pension Administrator Details
  • Pension Scheme Reference.

Allowances tab

Within the Allowances tab, you can allocate Apprenticeship Levy (AL) Allowances and  Employment Allowance across your company’s PAYE schemes. 
  • The AL Allowance will be offset against any AL due for a scheme. For more information, about Apprenticeship Levy (AL) Allowance, see How do I Allocate the Apprenticeship Levy (AL) Allowance to PAYE Schemes? 
  • If you are eligible, you can reduce your annual National Insurance liability up to £4000 by allocating Employment Allowance to PAYE Schemes. For more information, see How Do I Allocate Employment Allowance to PAYE Schemes?

Education Details tab

Within the Education Details tab, you can set up Education and/or Further Education details for the payroll.


Name Description
Establishment Number
Enter the reference number of the educational establishment.
Educational Establishment Type
Enter the code that represents the type of educational establishment that is attached to the payroll.
Is Further Education Sector
Select if the establishment is part of the Further Education Sector.
This entry can be selected in the SIR Workforce Data window. For more information about the SIR Workforce Data , see Compiling SIR Returns.
Teachers Pension Monthly Data Collection Start Date
Enter the start date of the monthly data collection for the Teachers Pension.
Use Managed Educational Establishments for Teachers Pensions Monthly Data
Unchecked: The Local Authority number and Education Type number will be  taken from the Education Details tab.
Go to Cintra iQ: Payroll> Payroll Setup> Employer Setup> Employer window 

Checked: The Local Authority number and Establishment Type number will be
taken from the employee's SIR Details window.
Go to Cintra iQ: Personnel Records> Forms> Teaching Details
Local Authority
Select the desired Local Authority.
Local Authority Number
The Local Authority Number automatically appears. 

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