National Insurance and PAYE Service – HMRC completes final system upgradeThursday, April 15th, 2010
HMRC’s merger of its PAYE and NICs systems began in June 2009. The National Insurance and PAYE Service (NPS) brings together what used to be the National Insurance Recording System (NIRS) and the PAYE elements of Computerisation of PAYE (COP). The system’s facilities were upgraded in November, following which HMRC had to handle significant data problems that affected PAYE coding notices for many employees.
HMRC completed the final planned upgrade at the start of the new tax year. The April changes are being rolled out gradually over a number of weeks and will introduce additional automation to the process of checking the amount of tax paid by an individual for a year.
For most customers, NPS will automatically check the amount of tax paid on the individual’s total income for the year against the allowances and deductions on their record. Where either too much or too little tax has been paid, a calculation will be issued automatically. This is intended to speed up the process of reconciling records at the end of each tax year and reduce clerical involvement.
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