PAYE is changing from April 2013

Most of you will have received a letter from HMRC advising of a new way to report PAYE information from April 2013, and started discussions with your accountant on how to prepare for the change.


So what’s changing?

From April 2013, every time an employee salary payment is made, information will have to be sent to HMRC, at the time the payment is made (or before), using software to send electronically.


And how will it affect my small businesses

While many very small business currently only make an annual return to HMRC, monthly returns will be required. Most impacted will be businesses whose directors/employees are paid below the lower National Insurance threshold.

In order to submit this monthly information, small businesses will need to acquire commercial payroll software or use a payroll service provider, such as an accountant or a payroll bureau, who will do it for you. A further option for businesses with 9 or fewer employees is to use HMRC’s free Basic PAYE tools.

To help you understand how your business will be affected, just follow the charts below:

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Which journey applies to your business can also be identified from the table below:

*These are 2013/14 thresholds

The 3 Journeys

The PAYE obligations of each of the above groups are as follows:


Support from Goddard Solutions

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We can also give advice relating to registering as an employer or any other questions around PAYE. Further information on changes under RTI can be found on HMRC’s site:[/threecol_two]

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Accounts, tax returns and other annual requirements

Every business has a legal obligation to submit an annual tax return. Some may also need to prepare accounts for Companies House and annual employer’s submissions.

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Tax and other advice

A business starting up and an established company have very different requirements. We provide flexible, professional support as and when you need it.

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