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Saturday, 6 April 2013

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  1. People already having issues according to the UK Business Forum

  2. Looking at the comments on the and it looks as though RTI may now be functioning in part but employers using HMRCs basic PAYE tools apparently can not make their pre RTI 2012-2013 Employers P35 Employers submission online until at least 10th April. This is a major headache for small employers because they can not download the RTI version of this product for 2013-14 until they have actually made their End of Year submission for 2012-2013 as the two applications are incompatible and can not run side by side on the same machine. HMRC have effectively made it impossible for these employers to comply with the RTI statutory deadlines for reporting their PAYE details. Just as well they have relaxed the penalty regime.

  3. It seems the problems with pre RTI form P35 PAYE Returns for 2012-2013 is impacting not just people using HMRC's basic tools. It seems Sage and other payroll software is effected. Many employers can not upgrade their software so they can use RTI because they have not yet managed to get their returns for last year accepted by the government Gateway. There are also concerns that the switch from the RTI Pilot version of the returns to the full RTI returns for 2013-14 (yes amazingly they are not the same) may not be going smoothly

  4. Well, this and other unfolding clusterf*cks have been predicted for so long nothing remains surprising except that Homer has not yet been given the boot, again!
    There may yet be a vacancy with Kent Police Commissioner written on it though..., but she would screw up the £15k one never mind the higher paid one.

  5. Tried for days to file my 'test' EOY Rtn but got the "Gateway is busy" message dozens of times. Just rang HMRC and was told that this error message is itself an error and the system is operating correctly. Told me to ignore it and send my RTN and even if I get the message assume it has been submitted, but to check online in a couple of days. So I did that and it has been accepted ! I have wasted hours and hours of my life that I will never get back ! Oh yes I ran my RTI yesterday and that was fine, so I even did that before submitting my RTN - which you are told NEVER to do !!!