HMRC issue December ‘Employer Bulletin’

HMRC have issued the latest Employer Bulletin – ‘Your route to the latest in payroll news‘. In general, these bulletins contain lots of useful information to help employers meet their payroll obligations, such as updates on forthcoming changes to the rules and guidance in dealing with particular payroll issues.

This edition, the first since the Budget on 22 November, looks, on page3, at some of the measures announced and also includes information on some of the changes brought about by the second Finance Bill 2017 (which has recently received Royal Assent).

Also on page 3, there is some useful tips and reminders around the importance of reporting accurate information on your PAYE submissions at the right time.

There are major changes to the way you can pay HMRC and these are detailed on page 8. From 15 December 2017 you will not be able to pay HMRC at the Post Office, and from 13 January 2017 HMRC will no longer be accepting payments made from personal credit cards.

Other topics in this edition, include:

  • Improvements to the Apprenticeship Service
  • Submitting company car details online
  • Taxing flexible benefit packages
  • Termination payments and sporting testimonials
  • Employer alignment submissions
  • Apprenticeship levies
  • Student loan notices
  • Registering as an employer
  • Claiming a repayment

The bulletin is well worth a read as it is the main way HMRC communicate with employers on a regular basis. It can be found on GOV.UK.

(14-12-2017)