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I have received a coding notice from HMRC for one of our employees.  It is says that I need to change their current tax code 1185L to 2935L X.  Can anyone shed any light on whether I need to do anything with the X.  A few searches have suggested that this is related to Mth 1/Wk 1 so shall I tick this box on Sage?  I can't enter 2935L X as Sage doesn't recognise it...... I have never come across X before!

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By K81
22nd Mar 2019 13:05

really? X is pretty standard.

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By lionofludesch
22nd Mar 2019 13:14

What isn't standard is a w1/m1 code when the code is increased.

Still - not your problem. Tick the box. Which is odd - because the origin of the X is you used to have to mark a box with an X.

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By Lisa R
22nd Mar 2019 13:59

Can you view it from the secure mailbox within SAGE and click apply from there?

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By lionofludesch
22nd Mar 2019 14:06

I believe the OP is trying to put the X in the code box.

Which is DOOMED to failure.

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By Lisa R
22nd Mar 2019 14:27

If he can just click on apply, it should update that employees details and he shouldn't have to enter anything manually. Might depend what version of SAGE he has?

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By JCresswellTax
22nd Mar 2019 14:00

Sage...LOL

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By lionofludesch
22nd Mar 2019 14:06

Fair comment.

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By kevin01
22nd Mar 2019 14:19

I'm not trying to enter the X in the code box, but rather put a tick next to Mth 1/Wk1 as I have been told that X is the same as Mth 1/Wk1....
Is that correct?

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By lionofludesch
22nd Mar 2019 14:21

It is correct.

Did you not say " I can't enter 2935L X as Sage doesn't recognise it...... I have never come across X before!"

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By lionofludesch
22nd Mar 2019 14:23

Now is the time of year when you should consider switching from Sage to something more user-friendly.

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By SXGuy
22nd Mar 2019 14:28

I always shudder when people tell me they do payroll on sage...

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By lionofludesch
22nd Mar 2019 14:38

It makes Basic Payroll Tools look good.

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By atleastisoundknowledgable...
22nd Mar 2019 16:22

SXGuy wrote:

I always shudder when people tell me they do payroll on sage...

... or Xero.

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By kevin01
22nd Mar 2019 14:39

I'm using Sage 50cloud.... there is no apply button! I have to manually enter the tax code.

I agree with you all about Sage.... I personally hate it, but sadly, being the sole finance person in the company means I have little time to think about changing payroll software although it is definitely on my list of jobs!
Any recommendations for the best payroll software?

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By lionofludesch
22nd Mar 2019 14:42

Moneysoft or Brightpay.

Trial them both for free before the new tax year, see which you like better.

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By Lisa R
22nd Mar 2019 15:47

You may have a different version to ours but in our SAGE 50 Payroll on the bottom left hand side there are a list of options. The 4th one down is e-submissions, if you click on that then look at the top left hand tasks the 2nd one down is the secure mailbox. If you click on that it should show you if there are any P9's that need updating. Open the one you want and then click apply.

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By kevin01
22nd Mar 2019 15:54

Thanks Lisa R, that's really helpful.....Sadly the mailbox is empty! We don't receive any notices from HMRC - it is usually the employee who gives them to us.
I've checked HMRC online too, but nothing on there either

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By Lisa R
22nd Mar 2019 16:32

Strange, I'm not sure how you set that up. I would've thought if you do your RTI submissions direct through SAGE it would all be linked. Although if it's not showing on the HMRC site either, even stranger! Is it for next year? You might need to choose which year you're viewing on the website.

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By Lisa R
22nd Mar 2019 16:39

* Next tax year (April)

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By lionofludesch
22nd Mar 2019 16:45

Lisa R wrote:

Strange, I'm not sure how you set that up. I would've thought if you do your RTI submissions direct through SAGE it would all be linked. Although if it's not showing on the HMRC site either, even stranger! Is it for next year? You might need to choose which year you're viewing on the website.

You don't get Week 1 codes at the start of a new year.

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