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  • RE: Payment to deceased employees family

    Thanks for the responses. The payment is going to go through with the tax code 0T. As it is 2 months wages in one go, our payroll provider is saying that the payment falls into the 40% tax bracket, is this correct? (I understand the tax thresholds and it may go over but does the cumulative pay already earned mean anything? i.e. on a cumulative basis the pay would be well within the 20% tax bracket)
  • Payment to deceased employees family

    We had an employee who sadly passed away last month. Our payroll provider marked his record with a death and payroll was processed as normal in the month. We would like to pay his wife 2 months of his salary. However, we can't put it through payroll now as his record is closed. How do we treat this payment? Would we have to set up his wife as an employee, albeit briefly, and pay her and tax accordingly? I don't know her personal situation but if she is on benefits this would probably have an impact on them.