Letters from HMRC about annual P11D forms for benefits and expenses paid to employees have confused some AccountingWEB members.
Accountants have said that last month some of their clients received requests for P11D forms (for things such as company cars and health insurance) even though the deadline for submitting them wasn't until 6 July.
HudsonCo said two of their clients received requests for P11Ds dated 23 June.
Both clients run their own payrolls and neither has any true benefits in kind although some reimbursed travel expenses, HudsonCo said.
"Has anyone else received any of these letters out of the blue?," HudsonCo asked. "Is HMRC trawling for penalties by sending these letters late?"
Davgisbson00 said he had received a handful of requests for P11Ds and when he phoned HMRC for clarification he was told "well we're sending them to all employers".
Back to HMRC. A spokesman told Accounting WEB it was not aware of letters sent incorrectly.
"What your readers may be referring to are reminder letters that were sent out on 23 June, reminding employers of the need to submit P11D(b)s and P11Ds by 6 July and that penalties will be charged from 19 July, but primarily to remind employers of the need to make payment of Class 1A NICs by 19 July if paying by post, or 22 July if paying by electronic means and provides a payslip to make this payment."