Concerned about RTI 2014

I run payrolls for about 35 small companies and I have just received my fifth warning that the payroll wasn't filed on time. I am concerned that the Revenue's inability to grasp real world situations is going to turn what is a perfectly acceptable new filing system into a chaotic nightmare for small businesses.

What the Revenue don't seem to grasp is that small businesses with one owner or single person employers don't pay people on a fixed day each month or each week. So on a weekly payroll they may pay Friday one week and the next on a Saturday etc. If the Revenue are starting to threaten penalties because the employer didn't make the payment until the following day this is going to become a farce. I just wondered whether anyone else had received the warning emails and please if there is a Revenue official who reads these forums if the payroll is filed by the 5th there is no loss to the treasury and the chances are the payroll was filed on time but payment was made one day or two days later. Please sort this out before the penalty regime goes live otherwise every month we will be sending off penalty appeals and the whole system will be a clogged up mess.

 

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Yes I can see the nightmare already

refs8 |

On or before

Healthpay |

Not the only problem...

Wieslaw |

Non-problem

stepurhan |
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Healthpay and Stephenur

peterdell |

Dates

onicholson |

Check dates

stepurhan |
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Thanks everyone.

peterdell |

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ireallyshouldknowthisbut |

Not clever

Euan MacLennan |
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ireallyshouldknowthisbut |

HMRC Generic notices

Lees |

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Kazmc |

You're their accountant

stepurhan |
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HMRC on or before /In advance

NYB |

The sanctimoneous are having

richardterhorst |
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Late Notices for Adjusted FPS's

Payroll-Seago-and-Stopps |

Employee net pays

stepurhan |
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@stepurhan - OoB requirement?

ken.voller |
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Late filing

bendybod |

@stepurhan

pauljohnston |

Yes, I'm sure

stepurhan |
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Bloody Great Nightmare

Jon Darlington |

Fines

bendybod |

Net pay issue, anyone?

stepurhan |
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ireallyshouldknowthisbut |

In theory it works

bendybod |

I agree

Euan MacLennan |
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Right to choose.

jiatbanus |

RTI Bits and Pieces

paywatch |

"where the original OFFENCE is repeated".

jiatbanus |

Yes but...

bendybod |

P45`s

Uncle Mick |

What is your problem?

Euan MacLennan |
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Just plain daft

Homeworker |

Wants is not the same as compliance

stepurhan |
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So you are saying that if,

Homeworker |

Ignoring the employees again.

stepurhan |
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@stepurhan

pauljohnston |

Slightly disagree

Euan MacLennan |
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Substantially disagree

Euan MacLennan |
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@ Euan

Kazmc |

Net pay AGAIN

stepurhan |
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@Kazmc

Euan MacLennan |
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Late filing

onicholson |

Let me offer a reason or two

Euan MacLennan |
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@ Euan

Kazmc |

@onicholson

Kazmc |

Net pay arrangements

stepurhan |
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Read my lips!

Euan MacLennan |
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