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Tuesday, 19 March 2013

HMRC Official RTI Announcement

As per HMRC

Reporting PAYE in real time (Real Time Information or RTI): relaxation of reporting arrangements for small businesses

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) recognise that some small employers who pay employees weekly, or more frequently, but only process their payroll monthly may need longer to adapt to reporting PAYE information in real time. HMRC have therefore agreed a relaxation of reporting arrangements for small businesses.

Until 5 October 2013, employers with fewer than 50 employees, who find it difficult to report every payment to employees at the time of payment, may send information to HMRC by the date of their regular payroll run but no later than the end of the tax month (5th).

HMRC will continue to work with employer representatives during the summer to assess and understand the impact of RTI on the smallest businesses and consider whether they can make improvements to real time reporting which will address their concerns without compromising the benefits of RTI or the success of the Department for Work & Pension's Universal Credit.
Please see HMRC's guidance on exceptions to reporting PAYE information 'on or before' paying an employee.

Exceptions to reporting PAYE information 'on or before' paying an employee

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  1. KEN
    I wonder if you saw this article in the Guardian recently?

    I ask because it raises issues about the relationship between HMRC and the NAO and more specifically perhaps the head of the NAO Amyas Morse and the late departed dave Hartnett and the whole issue of sweetheart deals. I read a lot of the evidence from the select committee at the time and it was clear that the whistleblower Osita Mba was giving NAO an open goal in where to look for possible abuse if not actually nailing anything down. It is clear from the evidence as I recall it that the NAO were actually reluctant to look where Obi was pointing - I thought at the time they were negligent and this latest revelatrion seems to support my view that they were/are at best not anxious to find wrong-doing in HMRC.
    What I want to know is what happened to Obi? At one time he was under criminal investigation. Was he prosecuted? Did he receive a pay off - for keeping quiet - a la NHS whistleblowers? Does he still work there? Do you know Ken, or your readers?
    If you feel my asking here is inappropriate in any way please just remove my post and accept my apologies.

    1. A very appeopriate post. I have been a loyal reader for a long time and can state that your view re NAO reluctance appears spot-on.
      I have raised questions about the relationship between Morse/NAO here before.
      I was sat next to senior managers once who were discussing NAO inability to find the "skeletons in the cupboards" they were openly derisive.
      It's more than a mess in there, in places it is positively dangerous never mind the fact its an organisation that treats any legislation with contempt.
      Remain tenacious there is a complete Pandora's Box awaiting you.
      Cohesion and joining the dots will provide the key.

  2. HMRC brought in corporation tax returns via software. The accountants charged SME's £250 plus £50 VAT per annum for this change. Now they have introduced monthly reporting for RTI and the accountants now charge a one off fee of £200 plus VAT followed by and extra £25 per month plus VAT for the payroll. So this year SME's have had to swallow an extra £750 in accountants fees and pay an additional £150 in VAT for the service they did not want. Why bother doing business in this country?