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HMRC Clamp Down on Late Reporting of Payroll Information

June 2018

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HMRC have been fining people for the late reporting of payroll information since 2014, but now HMRC has really ramped up the rate in which they are issuing fines. It is, therefore, more crucial than ever, that you file your payroll information on time.

According to HMRC, you can get a penalty if:

To avoid receiving a penalty, it is vital that you are aware of what your pay date is and whether it’s correct. You can find your pay date on any of your employee’s payslips or on your payroll summary.

If you are a client of ours and are paying staff before sending us the payroll information, you could end up being liable for a fine.

However, HMRC won’t charge a penalty if:

How much you are charged depends on how many employees you have. Fines are quite severe, with fines starting from £100.

Number of employees Monthly penalty
1 to 9 £100
10 to 49 £200
50 to 249 £300
250 or more £400

We advise all our payroll clients to get their information into us before their pay date to avoid these fines. One way we could help you to ensure you always file your information on time is to change your pay date to one more suitable for you.

If you have any questions about anything mentioned in this blog, then please do hesitate to get in touch with our payroll department by emailing or by calling 01603 616300.

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