HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has launched ‘Basic PAYE Tools’ to help employers run their payroll systems.
The new online resource replaces HMRC’s popular Employer CD-ROM. It includes all the CD-ROM’s interactive features plus an automatic update facility, to ensure the tools are up-to-date with the latest information and figures.
Employers who have used the CD-ROM will need the new tools for the remainder of the 2010-11 tax year and for future tax years. The tools can be downloaded by visitingwww.businesslink.gov.uk/basicpayetools.
HMRC strongly recommends that employers keep up to speed with other important PAYE developments by signing-up to their free email alerts atwww.businesslink.gov.uk/hmrcemployeremailalerts. HMRC will no longer be mailing hard copies of guidance to employers, so these alerts are now the best way to ensure employers are up-to-date with PAYE issues.
In addition, employers are being reminded that PAYE information, forms and guidance are all available online at www.businesslink.gov.uk/payeformsandpublications and that paper versions are now only available in limited circumstances from the Employer Orderline.
Notes for editors
1. If employers are using the employer database on the 2010 Employer CD-ROM they must make sure it is updated so that it is compatible with the tools – go towww.hmrc.gov.uk/employers/cdrom for more details.
2. Paper guidance will continue to be sent to the small number of employers who are exempt from filing online.
3. Follow HMRC on Twitter at @HMRCgovuk.
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