HMRC changes to employer mailings and OrderlineMonday, February 14th, 2011
The following is an extract from the latest weekly informal update (dated 4 February) from HMRC to employer representatives.
As you know, HMRC is committed to moving more of its business online and to significantly reduce the cost of the services it currently provides.
As part of this commitment, we will no longer issue paper Employer Packs and paper Budget Packs to the vast majority of employers and, apart from a very small number who are exempted from online obligations, all employers will now be expected to access PAYE guidance and forms online. The Employer Orderline will only hold limited stocks of paper products and therefore can only supply these to employers who are exempt from online obligations and those unable to access the internet.
The vast majority of employers will receive a letter (E55) in February notifying them of these changes and giving details of where they can access all the necessary tools, forms, guidance and information needed to run their payroll. The letter also recommends that employers register for our email alert service so that they receive an email reminder when important new PAYE information becomes available online.
The very small number of employers who operate the Simplified Deduction Scheme will receive a slightly different letter (E58) and likewise those employers who are exempt from online filing will receive an E68 letter along with the forms, guidance and tools indicated.