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Online survey seeks views about ‘on or before’ reporting

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Following the introduction of real time reporting of PAYE information in April this year, HMRC has launched an online survey to learn more about how employers and agents are finding the obligation to report PAYE information ‘on or before’ employees are paid.

Commenting on the survey, Paul Aplin, partner at AC Mole & Sons, said: ‘Many small businesses are making use of the current easement permitting those with fewer than 50 employees to report monthly rather than on or before payments are made. When the easement ends next April, they will face higher payroll costs and an increased compliance burden. Hopefully, the survey will give a clear indication of how significant the extra burden will be and where it will fall, so that ministers can consider what action is necessary. I cannot believe that they would wish to add to the burdens of small business at this time and I am sure there is a practical solution that would not undermine the delivery of the universal credit.’

The survey closes on 13 September.

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