If RTI is so great
Then how are HMRC STILL managing to credit paye payments to the wrong period and get in a total mess over what is owed. One client recently had a demand that was all wrong due to misallocation of payments, which they should be able to sort themselves now....
The Royal Family may not come cheap
But if we did not have them, we would have an equally costly president who would not be nearly as great. President Blair anyone?
I accept that nothing is going to change pre 5/4/13 and we all "have to get on with it" for now. But going forward I see no reason why HMRC can't change the rules to allow monthly filing instead of the ridiculous and unworkable "on or before". Or maybe they just need to earn more money via penalties....
I thought the CIS rules were bad enough when they brought in monthly reporting a few years back, but RTI takes the biscuit. Monthly reporting at the end of the month would be a breath of fresh air now.
Combined with their breathtakingly arrogant idea that this new system will actually save time and money for everyone, HMRC appear to have completely lost the plot.
Can anyone tell me whey payroll cannot be filed monthly in the same way that CIS is, ie by the 19th day after the end of the tax month? Yes, I have heard it is all to do with the new benefits system, but I cannot believe that anyone is going to be actively using the information the moment it comes in and the additional burden on employers and accountants is horrendous.
This can't possibly be right
Because HMRC promised us it will save us time and money - £350m I believe......
Why do HMRC get to regulate this? If someone is dishonest it should be dealt with by the courts. I appreciate that this is an alternative to the courts, but it should not be operated by HMRC. If we are to have an alternative, it should be entirely separate from HMRC. This stinks to me....
Santander took a payment twice from my account recently - not tax, but I don't trust this crowd as far as I could throw them.
I sent two tax returns out to a husband and wife last Friday. I rang the client on Monday to make sure they were on their way back to me. Husband said he would book the day off on Thursday to come in and give them to me. He turned up at 3.00pm yesterday.
Why can some people just not bear to allow HMRC to have the return half a day earlier than they need? Why could he not have taken Monday off work? And why did he have to wait until yesterday afternoon to come in when he had the whole day off?
My client says he spent 3 HOURS on hold yesterday trying to speak to someone in the business payment support unit. Only to be told - tough, pay up or we send the boys round. He was calling from a mobile too so I dread to think what his bill will be like.
About time too!
I always feel I am being fleeced with these numbers.