Online PAYE submissions – HMRC seeks employers’ help in maintaining accurate employee records

Wednesday, July 7th, 2010

The latest issue of Notes for Payroll Software Developers includes the following request from HMRC, partly addressed to system developers but primarily to employers.  It is reproduced word-for-word.

“We would like to remind you that correct and valid data is critical to the effective operation of PAYE, and has a wider impact on the service to employees. Could you please take all reasonable steps to ensure that all employee personal information, including the address and country identifier, is complete and correct and that the indicators used (for example, the deceased indicator) are always appropriate. When using the PAYE online service, please ensure that fields are not populated with null or invalid data, which will create system errors and unnecessary re-work of mismatched items. Because we share data with other parts of HMRC and with the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) employees can be adversely affected by erroneous data that cancels benefit entitlement or triggers some other action (for example, as a consequence of a mistaken belief that an employee has changed address).”

Further information:

Notes for Payroll Software Developers (June 2010)

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