Now that RTI has been running for almost 3 weeks, HMRC are planning a series of face-to-face sessions across the country to give employers the chance to ask experts about Real Time Information.
HMRC are running several sessions in each of the locations below, at various dates and times throughout April and May.
As per HMRC:
"Please call 0845 603 2691 to reserve a place on a session at a date and time that suits you. Alternatively, you can book on some sessions using the online booking tool - these sessions are highlighted below. Just click on the location to book.By happenstance a loyal reader posted a comment yesterday afternoon outlining his/her experience of RTI:
Belfast (Opens new window)
Birmingham (Opens new window)
Cheltenham (Opens new window)
London - Bromley
London - Croydon
London - Enfield
London - Euston
London - Staines
London - Tolworth
London - Wembley
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Portsmouth (Opens new window)
Swansea (Opens new window)
"I've just tried to send my first monthly file by HMRC RTI software.
Having put all the data in, the software refused to connect to HMRC.
I rang the helpdesk.
15 minutes later, I finally got through to someone.
Their first suggestion was my HP laptop (i5, 8Gb RAM, W7 WEI 6.4) was not the right spec. Then they suggested I didn't have enough hard disk space (I'd have thought 32gb on an SSD was sufficient).
After 30 minutes, I had had enough of some temp following a script and taking notes (she put me on hold then went off to ask a senior staff member to explain the difference between single and dual core processors).So, what have your experiences of RTI been (both from within and without of HMRC)?
I tried emailing the helpdesk (email address on website).
I did get a reply by email.
It said I needed to call them on the phone helpline.
HMRC Helpline ? No, I don't think so."
Tax does have to be taxing.
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