PAYE in Real-Time
HMRC are introducing PAYE RTI (real-time information) in April 2013. Although it does not become mandatory for all employers until October 2013, it is mandatory for all small employers from 6th April 2013.
But what is RTI? RTI is one of the biggest changes to PAYE for many years. No longer will employers be able to submit payroll information to the HMRC once a year. Instead, payroll information will need to be sent every time an employee gets paid.
Why are HMRC doing this? Well, HMRC is introducing RTI for a number of important reasons.
- To enable a more efficient response to PAYE errors such as under or over payments.
- To support the introduction of Universal Credits, which will streamline benefits into one payment.
- To reduce fraud and ensure people receive the benefits they’re entitled to.
- To provide the Department for Work and Pensions with up-to-date information about each claimant’s employment income more efficiently.
Click here to read the Sage RTI Whitepaper
And click here to read about getting started with RTI on the HMRC site