I have just this minute come of the phone to SAGE and I could scream!
We were advised there were no penalties at all for any late filing (obviously only if we missed the 19 May deadline) if we were in the pilot but have now been advised there are!!
We have about 100 annual payrolls in the pilot and only found out very late in the day that the deadline for submitting yearend returns had moved from May 19 to April 19. Needless to say we had no way of gathering all the info we needed (CIS & other staff that would normally have been on the P38A) to submit by the 19 April but were not too worried as we knew FPS's could be submitted late (as we have done quite a few of those with 150 payrolls in the pilot!) and there were no penalties anyway. (We also have another 150 payrolls not in the pilot).
We are now in the position to start submitting month 12 FPS's and the End of Year Declarations and guess what - They cannot be submitted as we have gone past 19 April.
Called SAGE who advised the only way around this is to call HMRC (currently on hold to them now), give them a list of all the payrolls affected and then when the EYU facility is available then we have 14 days to submit everything via the Government Gateway. If we do not do this then PENALTIES WILL NOT BE WAIVED!!
Has no-one else come across this problem??