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HMRC announces new stakeholder group

27 November 2014 - As part of their review of stakeholder engagement HMRC have launched the Employment and Payroll Group, which is to hold its first meeting on the 4th of December. Read more »

Additional safeguards announced for Direct Recovery of Debts

26 November 2014 - Following representations by concerned tax professionals, accountancy bodies and business representatives HMRC has added stronger safeguards to their controversial Direct Recovery of Debt plans. Read more »

Report on RTI cost savings withdrawn over dispute on figures

19 November 2014 - In an exclusive report, Payroll World revealed that a Tax Information and Impact Note (TIIN) on the savings from RTI has had to be withdrawn for further review after questions were raised about the figures it contained. Read more »

HMRC and DWP to use RTI data to conduct further trials

13 November 2014 - In an update to members, the Association of Taxation Technicians has reported that two trials regarding tax credits are to take place during November. Read more »

Office of Tax Simplification recommends review of RTI

16 October 2014 - In its final report on the competitiveness of the UK tax administration system, the Office of Tax Simplification has made a number of recommendations regarding payroll taxes, including a post-implementation review of RTI Read more »

HMRC RTI year-end reconciliation fails thousands of taxpayers

09 October 2014 - HMRC yesterday admitted that thousands of people may have received incorrect tax calculations for the year 2013-14 because their annual reconciliation of PAYE accounts has failed to accurately determine employees’ tax positions. Read more »

Further delay in RTI penalties for small employers

10 September 2014 - HMRC announced yesterday that automated penalties for late and non-filing of RTI returns will be delayed until March 2015 for employers with fewer than 50 employees. Read more »

HMRC tells employers how to respond to GNS messages

02 September 2014 - In a post on the GOV.UK website today, HMRC has laid out what employers should do if they receive a late reporting or late payment Generic Notification Service alert. Read more »

Employers want a simpler PAYE system

01 September 2014 - Research into the post-RTI PAYE landscape carried out by HMRC has found that employers would like to see a simpler PAYE system which assists them to provide support to their employees. Read more »

Plan to break up Aspire contract ‘fatally flawed’

29 August 2014 - IT experts and MPs have expressed concern over HMRC’s plans to break down the IT contract which supports the collection of the UK’s taxes into a number of smaller packages. Read more »