Country Specific Infotypes- Great Britain
While there is a complete manual available under help.sap.com, the below document has been written to just to specify the infotypes (and share a brief description for the infotypes) that are specifically designed for Great Britain.
0065 Tax Data GB
o Stores an employee’s PAYE details
o Payroll component uses this data to make the correct tax deductions from wages and salaries.
o If no details are stored, the system uses the default values set up during payroll customization to calculate PAYE.
o Backdated changes to this infotype do not trigger retro-calculation as the tax is adjusted by cumulative calculation.
0069 National Ins. GB
o Store details of employee’s National Insurance (NI). The NI no is automatically transferred from employee’s personnel data in IT 0002 to this infotype.
o Payroll component uses this data to make the correct NI Contributions from wages and salaries.
o If no details are stored, the system uses the default values set up during payroll customization, using the feature GNICD.
o Backdated changes to this infotype trigger retro-calculation.
0070 Court Orders GB
o Stores details of the court orders made against an employee that is to be paid through the payroll.
o One can specify in the payment method filed, whether the payments are to be made by bank transfer or by cheque.
o Once the payment has been made for an employee in a particular pay period, the bank account details cannot be changed for that payroll period. Any changes can be made only for the future payroll periods.
o Backdated changes to this infotype do not trigger retro-calculation as the payroll component automatically keeps a track of the arrears and protected earnings, as well as the arrears of protected earnings, and adjusts deductions accordingly.
0071 Pension Funds GB
o Stores details of an employee’s own pension contributions, employer’s contributions and as any additional pension contributions made by an employee.
o Backdated changes to this infotype trigger retro-calculation.
0084 SSP Control GB
o Stores the details of employee that are relevant to SSP (Statutory Sick pay).
o The information stored in the infotype helps to determine whether the employee is entitled to SSP or not. If yes, for how many days, i.e., the day pattern for the employee to be entitled to SSP.
0085 SSP1(L) Form Data GB
o This infotype is used to link the period of incapacity at work for an employee from his previous organization to the current organization.
0086 SSP/SMP/SAP/SPP Exclusions GB
o Stores information the reason an employee is excluded from SSP/SMP/SAP/SPP exclusions
An excluded employee will not be entitled to receive the relevant statutory payment.
0088 SMP/SAP/SPP GB
o Stores relevant information pertaining to the statutory payment an employee is entitled to (statutory maternity/adoption/paternity pay) and to calculate the rate of payment for the given pay.
0572 Absence Scheme Override
o Enables you to override at employee level the absence scheme rules you have set up in Customizing.
o Allows you to assign a completely new absence scheme to a single person, or extend or reduce the entitlements of the employee’s current scheme.
0442 Company Cars
o This infotype is used to store the information about all company cars allocated to the employees. The information is used to provide an estimate of Class 1A National Insurance contributions (NICs) and taxable benefits for payroll and the year-end P11 D report.
0570 Offshore Tax GB
o Stores tax data for resident and non-resident employees working in the Isle of Man, Jersey, or Guernsey and Alderney.
0571 Offshore Social Security GB
o Stores employee’s social security details for resident and non-resident employees working in Jersey or Guernsey and Alderney.
o For Isle of Man, IT 0069 is used to store social security contributions as it has the same National Insurance System as that of GB.
0757 Tax Credit GB
o It is used to store employee’s Working Tax Credit (WTC) details. WTC is payment given by the government to provide financial help to the employees who are in low-income households, whether they have children or not. It is non-taxable payment given to the employees for a specific period and is added to the net pay.
0874 Predetermination PAYE and NIC Adjustment
o Any adjustments between the actual tax and NICs (employee/employer’s) to be paid by the employee and the amounts calculated by the system are manually stored in this infotype.
3297 Pensions Reform
o Stores information related to pension auto-enrolment process, viz., eligibility, staging/postponement, enrolment, employee opt-in, employee opt-out.
o Once an employee is enrolled in PAE scheme, the information in IT 0071 is stored as normal.
o Filled mostly automatically by the PAE reports, but can also be used to manipulate the process manually.
AMENDMENTS TO EXISTING INFOTYPES
In addition to the above infotypes, the following infotypes have been amended to reflect additional features for GB:
0002 Personal Data
o An additional filed ‘National Insurance (NI) Number’ field hasbeen added for GB.
o The given field is used to store NI no for an employee, which is automatically transferred to IT 0069. The NI no cannot be changed or altered in IT 0069 but has to be updated via IT 0002.
o An additional filed ‘National Insurance (NI) Number’ field has been added for GB.
o There is another UK specific field, which the standard screen 2044 doesn’t show, but screen 2008 (usually used for applicants in the UK) does. It’s the field “sexual orientation”, which is stored in Infotype 3346 (same way as working time directive fields from 0016 are stored in 0280).
0008 Basic Pay
o In cases where the flexible benefits for Great Britain (GB Flexbens) has been implemented, a push button ‘flex salary’ is displayed in IT 0008 along with the other standard elements.
o This helps to view the pre-flexible benefits and post-flexible benefits salary for an employee enrolled in FBP.
0016 Contract Elements
o It has been amended to store beneficial loans and working time directive for the employees.
o The calculation method indicator in beneficial loans indicate the method of calculation (average or precise calculation method) to be used while calculating tax benefit that an employee uses on receiving an interest-free or cheap loan (beneficial loan) from an employer.
o If the WTD indicator is opted out, it indicates the employee has agreed to work more than the stipulated 48-hour average weekly limit.
A special note on working time directive fields in IT0016: Whilst they are displayed in IT0016, they are actually stored in IT0280. Whilst 0280 cannot be processed directly in PA30/PA20, it is important to know, where you find these fields, e.g., when creating an ad-hoc query or writing a custom report. The data is in database table PA0280, not PA0016.
o Two additional fields have been added:
§ Loan category
§ MIRAS indicator
o Loan category field is used to specify the kind of loan that the user has taken, while MIRAS indicator is used to specify whether the loan was eligible under MIRAS scheme (mortgage interest relief at source) or not.
o However, MIRAS scheme was withdrawn post April 6, 2000 and hence, this indicator needs to be left unchecked.
- HMRC (Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs) – UK Government tax authority responsible for the collection of taxes, national insurance contributions and VAT.
- PAYE (Pay as you Earn) – the British system of withholding tax.
- NICs (National Insurance Contributions) – NICs are the contributions made by employees/employers which entitles them towards certain state benefits, including state pension.
- Universal Credit scheme – Universal Credit scheme is a new welfare scheme that has been introduced to support the family who qualifies for it. It replaces some of the existing tax credits with that of a single month benefit to support the people who are in or out of work.