Business Continuity Planning 30th March

30th March 2020

Further to our email of the 16h March please be advised of the following changes:

Due to the announcement last Friday and the restriction laid down in relation to the Public at large our offices will no longer be manned. Therefore there will be no receptionist to take calls.

In this regards we have amended our contact to the following:

Email:

We ask all clients to use Email as the primary contact method at present.

Quantum Payroll Support : support@qss.ie

Quantum Outsource Service : bureau@qss.ie

Quantum Accounts : accounts@qss.ie

Essential Phone contact:

We are continuing to use our main telephone number 01-2130737 however there will be the following options:

1:  Support 1-  option 1

2:  Support 2 – option 2

3:  Bureau  –     option 3

4:  Accounts –  option 4

5:  Admin –       option 5

Support 1 and 2 are for direct Quantum Payroll Support

Bureau is for those clients availing of our Payroll Outsource Service

Accounts id for Account queries

Admin is for general administration communication

Please note all Quantum Personnel will be available as usual to address queries however for the next 2/3 weeks we expect high demand for our support services in particular with addressing the application of the “Temporary Covid-19 Wage Subsidy Scheme”. Please note we will be addressing through an email communication notes pertaining to this scheme and Quantum payroll later today.

Quantum Software appreciates your understanding at these difficult times and are continuing to support clients.

Kind regards

Michael Alken

Managing Director

PRSI & USC Changes from 01st February 2020

Within the last 7 days we received 2 notifications, one from the Department of Employment and Social Affairs and another from the Department of Finance and Public expenditure and Reform.

Both announcements reflect changes to the Quantum Payroll Calculation for 2020 as a result of the increase in the minimum wage to €10.10 which will come into effect on the 1st February 2020 and affect both the PRSI and USC calculation.

In terms of PRSI the Class A weekly threshold of €385 will increase to €395 from 1 February 2020. This requires a programming change.

In terms of the USC the changes will be implemented through changes in the USC bands.

The amendment to section 531AN of the Taxes Consolidation Act, 1997 that will be included in Finance Bill 2020 will apply as follows:

TABLE – PART 1

Part of aggregate income Rate of USC
The first €12,012 0.5%
The next €8,472 2%
The next €49,560 4.5%
The remainder 8%

Quantum Payroll will issue an update to reflect these changes, we would ask all users to implement this update prior to running February 2020 payrolls. This version is currently in test therefore we expect this to be available within the next few days.

Kind regards

Michael Alken