How to avoid RTI reconciliation issues
After the main migration to RTI this April the last six months or so have flushed out several issues which have been causing problems for employers, explains CIPP senior policy liaison officer Diana Bruce.
A few weeks ago we reached the point where virtually all employers are filing PAYE in real time, which coincided with HMRC’s publication of a report highlighting the main causes of reconciliation problems. To follow are some of the causes of these issues and how employers can avoid them in the future, along with a few hints and tips of what has been learnt along the way.
On 12 August HMRC announced that it had received feedback that some PAYE schemes had had difficulties reconciling the difference between the tax HMRC said was due, and the tax the employer thought was due. As a result HMRC set up a dedicated team to identify the cause of these discrepancies. They then published a report about the...
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- EPS (Employer Payment Summary)
- Payments on and after leaving
- Misalignment between tax months and calendar months
- Duplicate employments
- Adding a new starter
- Charges - troubleshooting tips
- Annual Amount of Occupational Pension field
- Generic notifications
- Viewing generic notifications
- Cancellation of inactive PAYE schemes