Introduction To Payroll Systems - Qp1

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  • 1. 

    The employee information must be processed and paid legally and with accuracy and confidentiality as required not only by law, but also by the organisational regulations and processes.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The statement is true because processing and paying employee information legally, accurately, and confidentially is necessary to comply with both legal requirements and organizational regulations and processes. Failing to do so can result in legal consequences and damage to the organization's reputation.

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  • 2. 

    Basic Pay + Additional Pay + Statutory Pay - Statutory Deductions - Contractual Deductions - Voluntary Deductions = Net Pay

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The given equation is a common formula used to calculate an individual's net pay. It states that the net pay is equal to the sum of the basic pay, additional pay, and statutory pay, minus the statutory deductions, contractual deductions, and voluntary deductions. This equation is used by employers to determine the final amount an employee will receive after all necessary deductions have been made. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 3. 

    Under RTI, HMRC receive all data relating to the employee and employer tax and national insurance liabilities after pay day.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Under RTI, HMRC does not receive all data relating to the employee and employer tax and national insurance liabilities after pay day. RTI (Real Time Information) is a system used by HMRC in the UK to collect information on employee earnings and tax deductions. It requires employers to submit payroll information to HMRC on or before each payday. Therefore, the correct answer is False, as the data is received by HMRC before pay day, not after.

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  • 4. 

    Good practice dictates that all computer data is password protected and that screens, after a period of inactivity default to sleep or standby mode.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Good practice dictates that all computer data is password protected to ensure the security and confidentiality of sensitive information. Password protection helps prevent unauthorized access and protects against data breaches. Additionally, screens defaulting to sleep or standby mode after a period of inactivity helps conserve energy and prolong the lifespan of the computer. It also adds an extra layer of security by automatically locking the screen and requiring a password to resume activity, preventing unauthorized access in case the user steps away from the computer momentarily. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 5. 

    The Data Protection Act ______ covers the processing of personal data.

    • A.

      1996

    • B.

      1997

    • C.

      1998

    • D.

      1999

    Correct Answer
    C. 1998
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 1998. The Data Protection Act of 1998 is a law that governs the processing of personal data in the United Kingdom. It provides individuals with certain rights regarding their personal information and sets out obligations for organizations that collect and process personal data. The act was enacted to bring UK law in line with the European Union's Data Protection Directive of 1995.

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  • 6. 

    Tax is charged on a fixed scale.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Tax is not charged on a fixed scale. The amount of tax charged depends on various factors such as income level, type of income, deductions, and credits. The tax rate can vary based on these factors, and it is not a fixed amount for everyone. Therefore, the statement "Tax is charged on a fixed scale" is false.

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  • 7. 

    PAYE stands for:

    • A.

      Pay a yearly earning

    • B.

      Pay as you earn

    • C.

      Pay all your earning

    • D.

      Pay as you enable

    Correct Answer
    B. Pay as you earn
    Explanation
    PAYE stands for "Pay as you earn". It is a system used by governments to collect income tax from employees' salaries or wages on a regular basis. Under this system, employers deduct a certain amount of tax from their employees' paychecks and remit it to the government on their behalf. This ensures that individuals pay their taxes in a timely manner and helps to simplify the process of tax collection.

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  • 8. 

    National insurance does work on a cumulative basis.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    National insurance does not work on a cumulative basis. It is a system where individuals pay contributions based on their earnings in each specific tax year. The contributions are not carried forward or accumulated from one year to another. Each year, individuals start with a clean slate and their contributions are calculated based on their earnings for that particular year. Therefore, the correct answer is False.

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  • 9. 

    If an employee dies a P45 should be prepared as normal with no other amendments or changes.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    When an employee dies, a P45 should not be prepared as normal. Instead, a special procedure needs to be followed. The employer should notify HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) of the employee's death and provide the necessary information. HMRC will then issue a P45 to the employer, which should be given to the deceased employee's personal representative. This P45 will show the employee's pay and tax details up until the date of death. Therefore, the correct answer is false.

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  • 10. 

    An employee who leaves may receive a termination payment. All or part of this payment may be exempt from tax.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    When an employee leaves a job, they may receive a termination payment. This payment can be exempt from tax, either in full or in part. This means that the employee may not have to pay taxes on the termination payment they receive. Therefore, the statement "An employee who leaves may receive a termination payment. All or part of this payment may be exempt from tax" is true.

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