New tax year: The essential agent 'to-do' list

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Are you up to speed with all of the new tax year announcements? Don’t worry, Kate Upcraft has compiled a handy to-do list for agents.

So 2015/16 hurtles to a close. There have been so many issues and announcements over the last few weeks it will have been all too easy to miss them as publicity has been limited and after all agents have been a bit busy processing PAYE year-end. So it might be useful just to tick off that you have all the following covered:

 

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About Kate Upcraft

Kate is a technical writer, editor and lecturer on all aspects of employing people - primarily payroll and HR matters.

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05th Apr 2016 13:48

Thank you

Great update

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05th Apr 2016 22:28

Starter Checklist

Thank goodness this is now in printable version as I was cursing HMRC the other day when I tried to download.

Ref the S codes - I still have clients with employees who have not been updated and they all live and work in Scotland.

Thanks for the update - much appreciated.

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By chewmac
06th Apr 2016 08:14

Starter checklist- is it a must?
P46 was withdrawn and employers had to make own Starter Checklist but must employers now use HMRC new Starter Checklist and not their own?

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06th Apr 2016 12:41

Not mandatory

The short answer is No.

It is more than advisable to ask the questions (and record the answers) in order to justify which tax code you apply (until notified otherwise direct by HMRC) and whether to make Student Loan deductions (and if so for which plan type).

However it is the questions (and logic flow) that matters, not the physical makeup of the form ... which can be paper or electronic, and can be your own creation (so long as it incorporates the same questions).

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