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PAYE annual returns - HMRC's top tips for stress-free filing (update)

HMRC PAYE OnlineEmployers’ annual returns (P14s and P35) for the 2006/07 financial year must be filed with HMRC by 19 May 2007. In this practical briefing, the department advises it's not a good idea to leave things until the last minute. You can also avoid congeston by filing online returns outside office hours.

Employers filing - who needs to do it, and how
If you employed 50 or more staff on 30 October 2005 you must file your return online.


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Call in to report a nil return

pauljohnston | | Permalink

HMRC can not really been serious. I have tried this without any luck (engged tones on several calls, then of course call queues).

It is just simpler to put in an electronic nil return. This provides proof that something has been done.

Last year I did call to cancel the payroll of one employer and this year a return appeared again.

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Membership for life

Nick Graves | | Permalink

Oh, don't get me started.

Once started on PAYE/CIS, it's practically impossible to cancel one's subscription. I'm still getting returns for companies that died years back.

And of course, monthly reminders are sent for those on quarterly/annual schemes all over again.

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HMRC incompetence

petersaxton | | Permalink

HMRC are always going to be in absolute chaos while they have their present attitude.

Have you tried completing the PAYE agent authorisation online? They give an example of the Accounts Office reference without the "00" - many documents omit them when they quote the reference but the PAYE agent authorisation requres them so why obviously omit them from the example?

I wish HMRC wouldn't tell us not to do stupid things when making submissions when it would appear that HMRC would be better to concentrate on not doing stupid things themselves!