With pressure mounting on corporate payroll managers and software developers as mandatory electronic efiling for PAYE returns looms in the 2004/05 tax year, software developers are beginning to voice concerns about the Revenue's approach to standards and accreditation.
Dennis Keeling, chief executive of the business software trade body BASDA, said the complaints reflected major problems. "This is a legal requirement, it's not voluntary."
There are two aspects to the official approval system. Most importantly for those who need to file P14s and P35s for the new tax year, software needs to revenue Revenue approval for online submission.
What is causing a stir in the industry is the full blown Inland Revenue Payroll Standard, which covers a much wider range of functions and quality benchmarks. A...