Member Since: 14th Apr 2014
22nd Oct 2020
Agree with matttaxnpayroll, we use BrightPay, and we started to apply the EA from month 5, this did not backdate on our system. Unfortunately this just meant it did not match HMRC's system as the claim was backdated to month 1 showing an overpayment on the account, which will eventually lead to clients getting overpayment letters (albeit a lot slower than any underpayment letters).
21st Oct 2020
Many thanks for the post. We have in fact already tried to contact HMRC on the employer helpline to try and reduce the EA Claim and they flat out refused to do so saying it was not possible. We spoke to 6 different people across different teams including the CJRS and Employer helpline and all were stumped, but adamant the EA could not de restricted. Has anyone else tried to speak to HMRC about this?
5th Apr 2017
I know it's been a few days now since the last comment, but I have today had an e-mail from Digita stating that their tax software WILL calculate the correct tax payable, but this cannot be submitted electronically as it will fail HMRCs checks.
In this case the return will need to be printed from the software and posted to the client for signature and then posted onto HMRC. No amendments will need to be made to the tax return as it will be correct. If only HMRC would accept digital signatures as Companies House do, then the process would be a lot simpler!
I am not sure how other software providers will work, but I would hope the larger ones (I'm thinking Sage and Iris) should have a similar set-up!