HMRC Is Shite

HMRC Is Shite
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Friday, 4 October 2013


In August I noted that HMRC had 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 closed on Friday the 20 September, having originally planned to close on 13 September.

By happenstance the Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) also set up their own survey:
" supplement the HMRC survey reviewing the use of the relaxation in 'On Or Before' (OOB) reporting by providing an additional comment section through which members can explain the reasons for OOB problems and any suggestions for how to resolve these. 

We want to identify what, if any, obstacles there are to reporting payments on or before they are made to employees and what, if any, permanent arrangement should be sought."
The survey contains five questions and, although there is no apparent deadline, appears to be still running but maybe for not much longer.

You can complete the survey via this link.

Tax does have to be taxing.

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1 comment:

  1. As has been sadi on more than one occasion " There are lies, damned lies and then there are HMRC statistics! "
    I would rather believe lies or damned lies before any HMRC statistics thank you very much!