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CPD Qualification Hours: 12

An overview of payroll processing in Germany

Cost: £799+VAT

10% off for GPA members
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German payroll is an complex field with lots of laws and regulations. This two day course gives you a deeper insite to German Payroll. It is an extremely practical course which deals with all of the issuses, which are important to anyone either working in, or responsible for, the payroll function. The course covers all oft he essential rules in the operation of PAYE tax and social insurance, it outlines the rights and obligations of both employers and employees. It uses clear examples to illustrate many oft he points raised.

At the end of this course delegates will received a detailed overview of the complex German payroll legislation and gain the knowledge and confidence to understand the fundamentals of payroll processing in Germany. They are clear about employer obligations,calculation of gross pay and deduction, know what they need to do on a periodic and annual basis, can answer employee queries and check payslips and other forms.

What’s covered in the course?

  • General advice in handling German authorities and forms
  • A glossary of terms that are used regularly in payroll
  • An Overview German labour law
  • Mindestlohngesetz – National minimum wage
  • Terms and termination of employment
  • Processes relating to new starters and leavers
  • Indentifying gross pay and kindsof remuneration
  • Benefits in kind
  • Calculation scheme of German Payroll
  • Explaining the different kinds of income tax es in detail (wage tax, church tax, solidarity surcharge, lump sum wage tax)
  • Identifying what income is taxable and exempt
  • ElStAM
  • Tax categories, rates, allowances, tax identification number
  • Manually calculation of different kind of taxes
  • Explaining the different kinds of social insurance (especially public and private health insurance)
  • Manually calculation of social insurance contributions (including annual earning limit, March clause)
  • Holidays and other absences
  • Special kinds of employment (eg Mini Jobber, Short term employment, Apprentices, Students, Pensioners)
  • Reporting, data protection and record keeping
  • Year end activities and timetable
  • How to read a German payslip (including English translations)

Delegates will also receive details of links to useful websites, and online access to resources on the GPA website.

Course Dates

February 7th 8th & 9th – Virtual Learning
February 26th & 27th – London
April 10th 11th & 12th – Virtual Learning
1st May & 2nd May – London
June 4th & 5th  – London
June 12th 13th & 14th – Virtual Learning
August 1st 2nd & 3rd – Virtual Learning
August 13th & 14th – London
September 10th & 11th – London
October 17th 18th & 19th – Virtual Learning
November 12th & 13th – London
December 5th 6th & 7th – Virtual Learning

For further information contact us on 0203 871 8870 or
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