Wednesday 28 August 2013

RTI Survey

HMRC has launched an online survey to find out how difficult the ‘on or before’ rule for reporting PAYE in real time is proving for tax agents and employers. The ‘on or before’ rule requires employers to report PAYE on or before the date of payment to their employees.

The results of the survey will be used by HMRC to help them assess the impact of RTI reporting deadlines, and to determine what changes are needed.

The survey closes on Friday the 13 September, and is expected to take approximately ten minutes to complete. The responses are confidential.

HMRC has asked the professional bodies, including the ICAEW and CIPP to "pass on their thanks’ to all their members for their ‘hard work in making real time reporting a success."

As per HMRC:
"Following the introduction of real time reporting of PAYE information in April this year, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has launched an online survey to learn more about how employers and agents are finding the obligation to report PAYE information 'on or before' employees are paid.

HMRC will use the information to help assess the impact of these reporting changes and to tell them more about whether any changes are needed to the new reporting rules.

This is your chance to have your say, so they would strongly encourage you to complete the survey (Opens new window) which should only take 10 minutes. The survey closes on 13 September 2013.
The survey is hosted by an external company called Survey Monkey and all answers are entirely confidential - so please be totally honest in your responses."

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  1. Survey Monkey??? What are they paying these people? And what sort of results are they expecting?

    1. Especially as they already appear to have an answer...
      Apparently most are quite happy to do this as the payroll is run in advance of the actual payment being made