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Monday, 21 October 2013

RTI - Cows Come First!

Now here's an interesting report from PayrollWorld.

Seemingly of those involved in HMRC's RTI pilot, 111 of 446 (25%) employers surveyed by HMRC found that reporting end of year returns now took more time than it did before they did it in real time

More than two thirds (69%) of the employers surveyed said RTI made no difference to payroll costs, but the use of commercial software led to extra up-front costs for 47%.

One farm payroller said: 
If a cow goes into labour and the payroll is due, the cow comes first. We pay HMRC late. It’s only ever by a day or two and not something we intend. But that is difficult to do now.
Please can someone provide me with a link to the actual report on the HMRC site, it must be Monday morning or something I can't seem to find it?


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  1. Ken.
    Try this:

    1. Thanks, but I'm not sure that is the one referred to as there is no mention of cows?