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Can you send HMRC a daily FPS submission?

Daily FPS submission... Is it possible?

A new client has asked me to pay their employees daily and submit a daily FPS with HMRC. Will HMRC accept a daily FPS? 

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19th Jun 2018 17:30

Jeez - the accountancy fees will probably exceed his profits !!

In theory, yes. In practice, I think you're going to struggle to find some software that'll cope with that.

Google Extreme Payroll Software and see what comes up.

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By Alex_T
to lionofludesch
19th Jun 2018 18:25

Love it! Extreme is right! I feel early retirement coming on... I just about cope with weekly never mind daily.

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20th Jun 2018 10:43

The PAYE/NI/SxP rules are constructed with the concept of weekly, multi-week, and monthly pay. Daily thresholds are undefined.

In theory you could do what the client wants by operating weekly pay 7 times a week, and using supplementary pay runs whenever an employee works multiple times in the same week (ie some very expensive and complicated payroll software handles the concept of an employee being paid multiple times within a pay period). In practice the idea is a non-starter.

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20th Jun 2018 10:54

Just tell the client NO for all the reasons given above

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By Alex_T
20th Jun 2018 12:32

Thank you, everyone!

I've come to the conclusion that this is a non-starter... far too much work involved for a small practice like ours.

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By zarar
20th Jun 2018 16:06

Wow why would anybody want to do this, it must be cost prohibitive for them to do this

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20th Jun 2018 16:13

zarar wrote:

Wow why would anybody want to do this, it must be cost prohibitive for them to do this

Pre RTI a realistic scenario would be a pub or restaurant that paid non-contract bar staff directly in cash from the till every night. They would gross up the payments when preparing P11/P14/P35. It could generate really strange results in terms of gross pay, but some employers definitely did it.

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20th Jun 2018 21:41

Surely the "Impractical" exemption for RTI would apply?

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to SteLacca
20th Jun 2018 22:10

For a problem entirely of the employer's making ?

I think not. But we'll never know......

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