PAYE Investigation - Request for electronic records

We've recently been informed that HMRC are opening an enquiry into a cleints PAYE.  They have asked (and then been quite insistent over the phone), that electronic payroll files MUST be submitted to them 2 weeks before their visit.

The payroll is produced in Moneysoft, so there's no problem with the data being available.  However, I've never received a request like this before.  Is it normal?  If so, how have other practioners dealt with it?  Do you just send them the files as requested or insist that they review on site.....

Maybe I'm just paranoid!

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HMRC Audit file

richnrg |

Not really the question being asked is it?

frustratedwithhmrc |
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Fishing

Stewie Griffin |
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Exceding their authority -

cymraeg_draig |
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PAYE Investigation - Request for Electronic Records

Big Ade |

Read more carefully

stepurhan |
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What about the Data Protection Act

bduncan |

HMRC is fishing!

richardterhorst |
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Richard Wynne

richard wynne |

I'm not sure how they can logically insist on this

TomMcClelland |
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Requesting Computerised Records

Romanista |