Receieved the e-mail below (Government Gateway <[email protected]>), absolutely no references on it so no idea who is in default, or is it phishing? Assume the links will just veify a live -mail if it is.
As far as i am aware all my clients are up to date, would be useful to know if one isn't!
Heading was "You’ve missed an HMRC deadline for reporting PAYE information; act now or you may be liable to penalties"
The law changed last year and as an employer with a PAYE scheme, you should already be reporting PAYE information to HMRC in real time.
We wrote to you in June 2013 and again in September 2013 to tell you that you had already missed a deadline for reporting PAYE information.
According to our records, you have still not made any electronic PAYE report in real time this year.
You need to act now to avoid incurring penalties at the end of 2013-14: either tell HMRC if you no longer employ anyone or start reporting in real time.
This is important as it will stop HMRC incorrectly pursuing you for money. Go to hmrc.gov.uk/actnow to find out how to prepare to report PAYE in real time.
If you haven't reported because you haven’t paid anyone at all, you need to let us know that you don’t owe HMRC any tax. If your PAYE scheme has closed or is no longer operating, you also need to tell us.
If since 14 February 2014 you have:
please ignore this email.
If you have closed your scheme and not told us, please follow the instructions at PAYE if your business closes or changes
If you are an annual filer and are due to file before the year end you should ensure that you are ready to submit your return on time.
Reporting PAYE in real time will tell us how much you should pay HMRC each month or quarter. This will make it easier for you to pay us the right amount each time and help you to avoid making late payments and incurring penalties.
Help to report in real time
The vast majority of employers we have asked have told us they found it easy to report PAYE in real time. Over 90 per cent of small employers like you are now reporting PAYE in real time.
However, we understand that this is a change and we want to help you to get it right. We are offering a range of support for businesses including free software for employers with nine or fewer employees, YouTube videos, webinars and other online support.
We have also introduced some temporary arrangements for businesses with under 10 employees to help them get used to reporting PAYE in real time.
To find out more about these arrangements and other help available, go to hmrc.gov.uk/actnow.