Data Provisioning Service – New PAYE desktop viewer available from OctoberTuesday, September 29th, 2009
HMRC’s Data Provisioning Service (DPS) is the means by which HMRC sends PAYE notices and reminders to employers and agents online. Employers and agents can log in to the PAYE for Employers services on HMRC’s website and read and download tax code notices, student loan notices and other employer notices. Some developers have also built the facilities into their computerised payroll systems.
However, although DPS is practical to use for small employers, it is cumbersome and limited in the support it provides for large employers, agents and bureaux who receive large volumes of codes and notices. In response to feedback from these large users and after running trials with a number of employers, HMRC is making a new “viewer” available that should make it easier to download and manage notices in bulk.
The PAYE Desktop Viewer (PDV) will be available from 5 October 2009 to download from HMRC’s website and install onto users’ computers. The system, after an initial download of all of the current notices held in DPS, will give users a summary of the codes and notices, show them which are not yet actioned and allow them to be marked as actioned. It can also be used to search by individual, employer, date, notice type, NINO or works number. Users may be designated as “administrators”, who can connect to HMRC and download new codes and notices, or as “sub-administrators, who can only work on codes and notices sent to them by administrators.
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