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How do I enter the contribution information?

If you’re entering contribution information in a schedule manually online, you need to enter the member’s pensionable earnings for that particular earnings period into the Pensionable earnings box based on the earnings basis you chose when you created the group. Please see How do I calculate contributions? for more information.

When you’ve entered the pensionable earnings in this box, the Auto calc. function will work out the employer contribution and the member contribution. We round up the contributions to the nearest penny.

You’ll need to uncheck the Auto calc. box and enter the contribution amounts manually if you’d like to enter contributions that are higher than the basic amount for this group. You can only enter higher contribution amount up to the upper contribution limit if you’ve set it up in the member’s group.

The Auto calc. function calculates the member’s contribution minus tax relief if they’re eligible for it. If you choose not to use the Auto calc. function you’ll need to remember to deduct tax relief from their contributions if the member is eligible for tax relief.

You’ll need to make contributions for each member in the schedule or provide a reason for not making a contribution for this period. Please see Making partial or zero contributions for more information.

Click ‘Save changes’ once you’re done entering information for all the members into your contribution schedule so that you won’t lose any of the information you’ve entered.

When you click ‘Save changes’, we’ll check the information you’ve entered. In the status summary at the top of the page you’ll see the number of validated member details you’ve entered information for. You’ll also see the number of member details that are still showing as Action needed not yet validated or have errors.

To complete the entire schedule, you’ll need to enter information for all the members who are showing as Action needed - not yet validated and correct the information for members showing as Action needed – invalid.

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