AFCI.UK have partnered with HMRC to bring you updates and useful information.
HMRC has produced a webinar to explain why it is important for employers to send regular payroll reports to HMRC. We have a recorded webinar on GOV.UK – Employer Filing Obligations.
Paying HMRC at the Post Office
If you currently use the Transcash service at the Post Office to pay HMRC you need to be aware that this service is being withdrawn from December 2017 and you will need to find a different way of submitting payments to us.
Could you change over to an electronic payment method?
We are encouraging all customers to pay using the following methods:
- Direct Debit, Online or telephone banking, which includes Faster Payments, BACS and CHAPS;
- Debit card online or by telephone.
- It’s more secure and it’ll save you time and expense of going to the Post Office or Bank.
- HMRC’s guidance provides both general and specific information about paying.
Don’t overlook your June/July/August payments. If you close for a holiday you need to remember to pay HMRC on time or make arrangements to ensure your payment reaches us on time. If you pay the right amount, at the right time and use your 13 character Accounts Office Reference, you won’t incur interest or Late Payment Penalties.
The apprenticeship levy was introduced on 6 April 2017, meaning some UK employers now need to calculate, report and pay a contribution towards the apprenticeship levy to HMRC, through the PAYE process, each month.
The Pensions Regulator (TPR): Automatic enrolment updates
On 6 April 2018 Workplace pension contributions are increasing. The minimum amount that your client and their staff need to pay into their pension scheme is going up.
Tax credits – Help and Support
To help customers understand how tax credits work and what their own reporting responsibilities and rights are, two YouTube videos have been produced:
Tax credits – checks
Tax credits – renewals
If you require further information, need more help or want to talk to someone,
call our team on 01206 364 977 or email firstname.lastname@example.org