Mastering the art of ‘Payrolling Benefits in Kind’ ahead of the 2026 mandatory deadline

Mastering the art of ‘Payrolling Benefits in Kind’ ahead of the 2026 mandatory deadline


HMRC’s latest announcement has set the stage for a game-changing shift in payroll procedures. Payrolling benefits and paying class 1A NIC on Benefits in Kind via payroll is set to become mandatory from April 2026. This move aims to streamline processes, digitise reporting, and alleviate the administrative burden associated with tax on employment benefits. 

But what does this mean for you, the diligent accountant or payroll bureau entrusted with managing payroll for your clients?

Tune into our on-demand webinar recording where the FreshPay team unravel the intricacies of payrolling benefits in kind. Our founders expertly guide you through the rationale and implementation strategies, ensuring you’re fully prepared well in advance of the deadline.

Benefits in kind, often referred to as ‘perks’ or ‘fringe benefits,’ encompass a range of non-salary rewards provided by employers to employees. By formally payrolling these benefits, employers can seamlessly integrate the taxable value into payroll throughout the tax year, simplifying processes and eliminating the need for annual P11D declarations.

During the webinar recording, you’ll gain invaluable insights into:

  • How to register for payrolling benefits
  • Post-registration procedures
  • Which benefits can and cannot be payrolled
  • Effective communication with employees and HMRC
  • The myriad advantages for both employees and employers associated with payrolling benefits


FreshPay is at the forefront of cloud-based payroll software, committed to simplifying and automating payroll processes for bookkeeping, accounting firms, and payroll bureaus. With a focus on exceptional customer service and seamless integration, FreshPay strives to redefine the payroll experience for professionals.

For more information about FreshPay, book a demo of the software to see how it works first hand.

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