German Payroll

8th June

This course is delivered online over one full day. Each day will run from 10.00am – 1.00pm

International markets continue to grow in importance for Irish companies, and with this growth comes an expansion of compliance requirements. Whether you are sending expatriates into a country or taking on a small local payroll as part of an acquisition or branch opening, your business will need to ensure it meets all of its obligations.

Outsourcing the payroll function may seem the best solution, but the company remains legally liable for any mistakes the outsource partner may make. It is therefore important that the end client is aware of what the major tasks the outsourcer performs on their behalf, the key deadlines that they need to sign off, and how to interpret key reports and payslip information.

Attendees will be able to accurately follow a simple pay calculation for France and Germany, and should be able to identify all of the key items on a payslip. You will also be able to:

  • Identify all key jurisdiction deadlines
  • Understand the penalty regimes and the consequences of getting it wrong
  • Have a detailed understanding of the scope of service you are purchasing from an outsource partner
  • Understand how to keep up to date with changes in both jurisdictions, and be able to challenge your outsource provider to ensure such changes are made
  • Identify what information you need to pass to the outsource partner and why you have to provide it

What is Covered on the Day?

  • Registration of new employees including EEA citizens from other countries
  • Starter Process

  • Leaver Process

  • German payroll vocabulary – to read a payslip

  • Make up to Gross Pay

  • Special rules for shift pay (tax/social insurance free)

  • BIK valorisation

  • Tax free expenses

  • Tax calculation

  • Tax Classes

  • Tax Cards

  • ELStAM electronic reporting to Tax Authority

  • Online calculator for performing gross to net

  • Church taxes

  • Solidarity surcharge

  • Lump sum wage/church tax

  • Monthly reporting and remittance

  • Annual reporting

  • Social Insurance – contribution statement

  • Health Insurance

  • Nursing Care Insurance

  • Pension Insurance

  • Unemployment Insurance

  • Accident Insurance

  • DEUEV electronic reporting

  • Insurance company set up

  • Rates

  • Social Insurance Number

  • Company pension schemes – 5 different types

  • Insolvency cover

  • Covid support measures

  • Employment of disabled people – employer penalty charge

  • Wages garnishments

  • Relevant employment law

  • Sickness, maternity and paternity leave and pay

  • Annual Leave

  • Mini Jobber Rules

  • Minimum wage and Collective Bargaining Agreements
  • A look at some relevant websites

*This course will contain a number of practical Income Tax, PRSI and USC calculations – please bring a calculator

Benefits of attending

  • An opportunity to put your questions to a specialist payroll consultant
  • Small groups to allow time for individual attention  and queries
  • A detailed handout is supplied to each delegate – an invaluable reference document
  • 30 day free telephone helpline service following date of course

Tim Kelsey has worked as an international payroll manager for over 20 years, and has direct payroll experience in over 30 countries. Based in the UK, he writes and lectures on all aspects of global payroll. He also runs a consultancy firm dedicated to providing solutions to international payroll problems.

Attendance at this seminar may qualify for 7 CPD/CPE hours for members of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants, the Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland, the Irish Taxation Institute, the Law Society; Accounting Technicians Ireland and other professional bodies.

This course is delivered online over two half days. Each day will run from 10.00am – 1.00pm

IPASS Member €360
Non Member: €400

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