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Real Time Information (RTI)

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) have confirmed another hiccup with RTI this relates to payrolls that are only ran once a year (annual payrolls).  It appears to only affect payroll schemes that have been set up or changed to annual during the 2013/2014 tax year.

Whilst the HMRC accounts office are not expecting any PAYE liability payments until 19 April 2014, there is a technical fault that has prevented this information being communicated to the employers section at HMRC who are still expecting employees to be paid throughout the year.  The employers section are therefore expecting to receive the appropriate Full Payment Submissions (FPS) from the employer and are issuing warnings of non receipt directly to the employer.

HMRC are doing a ‘fix’ on 18 July 2013 to remedy this fault and stop incorrect warnings being sent out to employers, so if you receive a 'warning' letter from HMRC and your payroll is an annual scheme you are safe to ignore the letter.  In the meantime, please remember there are no penalties relating to RTI submissions for the tax year 2013/2014.

If you would like any further information on this issue or help with your payroll contact Jill Hetherington on 01228 711 888 or e-mail

Posted: July 8th, 2013

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