Final reminder for employer returns
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The 19 May deadline for Employer Annual Returns is fast
approaching and HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) is issuing a final
reminder to employers - file on time, or you could face a late-filing
With only a few days to go before the deadline, any employers
with outstanding returns need to finalise them, and submit them to HMRC
as soon possible. So far, over 27.1m returns, (a P14 for each
individual employee and a P35 summarising the details for their entire
workforce) have been received online.
Large employers, with 50 or more employees, must file their
2008/09 Employer Annual Return online, or they could face an additional
Smaller employers, with fewer than 50 employees, can still
file their return on paper, but will qualify for a £75 tax-free payment
if they file online.
To file online, employers must first register with HMRC's
"PAYE Online for Employers" service. It can take up to a week to get
the Activation PIN after registering, so don't leave it until the last
minute before the filing deadline.
Agents, tax advisers or payroll bureaux can also file on
behalf of employers. Small employers will still qualify for the £75
tax-free payment, whether they file online themselves or through one of
Don Macarthur, Head of HMRC's Employers Team said:
"Time is running out. File your Employer Annual Return now,
and avoid a late-filing penalty.
We have already received over 27.1 million returns online this year, so
if you are due a tax-free payment, make sure you don't miss out by
filing by 19 May."
Support and advice is available from HMRC's Employers Helpline
on 08457 143 143, online at http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/paye
or from HMRC's Employer CD-ROM. There is also a free video podcast
available to view or download from HMRC's podcast pages at http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/podcasts.
1. Each year, employers throughout the UK are required to
inform HMRC of their employees' tax and national insurance payments for
the last financial year. Employers meet this obligation by sending in
an Employer Annual Return - a P14 for each individual employee, and a
P35 summarising the details for their entire workforce.
2. More information on the HMRC Employer CD-Rom can be found
on the HMRC website at http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/employers/cdrom/index.htm
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Article Published/Sorted/Amended on Scopulus 2009-05-12 13:30:35 in Tax Articles