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PAYE and real-time information

Expert commentary and practical guidance from ICAEW related to PAYE, Real-time information and the UK employment tax regime

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Practical guidance

ICAEW's Tax Faculty produces TAXguides to provide practical support on technical areas of tax

TAXguide 17/21 Off-payroll working: cross-border issues

Off-payroll working: guidance on clients’ off-payroll working obligations when a contractor works through an intermediary such as a personal service company across borders and/or some of the parties (client, contractor, contractor’s personal service company) are non-UK resident and/or the work is not wholly carried out in the UK, how the ‘host employer’ rules in s689 ITEPA 2003 interact, and the impact of double tax treaties.

TAXguide 01/21: Off-payroll working from April 2021

This guide provides answers to questions asked at the off-payroll working webinar presented by Steve Wade and Kate Upcraft on 23/11/20. It covers changes from April 2021 including the size of clients, overseas clients, employment status and status determination statements, deemed employment income, personal service companies and the contractor, and practitioner support.

TAXguide 02/20 Employment Allowance from April 2020

From April 2020, employers who together with their connected companies have aggregate Class 1 secondary NIC liability of £100,000 or more in the preceding tax year cannot claim employment allowance (EA). EA also becomes de minimis State Aid.

TAXguide 15/19: Employment Allowance from April 2020

From April 2020, employers who together with their connected companies have aggregate Class 1 secondary NIC liability of £100,000 or more in the preceding tax year will no longer be able to claim employment allowance (EA). EA will also become de minimis State Aid.

TAXguide 16/17: Employment intermediaries

David Heaton provides a comprehensive guide to the major changes to the structure of employment arrangements affecting employment intermediaries that were introduced in 2014 and 2015. Read a summary here, Tax Faculty members can download the full guide.

RTI and HMRC filing

RTI filing started in April 2013, over 8 years ago now! There were some issues at the start, and, 8 years later, it appears there are still some problems.

Updated templates to make CJRS claims easier

HMRC has published new templates for making claims under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme to simplify the process. It is now possible to submit claims using a template within the system for staff without national insurance numbers when grants cover fewer than 100 members of staff.

NIC Bill confirms reliefs for Freeports and broadening of DOTAS

The government has published the National Insurance Contributions Bill, which legislates reliefs for employers of veterans and those operating in Freeports, as well as for the self-employed isolating due to COVID-19. The Bill will also enable upcoming changes to the DOTAS scheme to apply to national insurance avoidance.

Webinars and recordings

Employment taxes update 2021

This webinar Kate Upcraft will provide an update on the key changes in employment tax for 2021.

Off-payroll working

In this webinar we unpick the finalised legislation in FA 2020, and HMRC’s latest guidance.

Off-payroll working 2020

Steve Wade provides guidance on the implementation of the new off-payroll working rules due to come into effect in April 2021.

Bloomsbury Core Accounting and Tax Service

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Remuneration strategies

Chapter containing advice on remuneration strategies and tax planning, written for anyone who advises or runs a family or owner-managed company.

PAYE procedures

A chapter outlining the pay as you earn (PAYE) system and related national insurance contribution (NIC) procedures.

Pay as you earn (PAYE)

A chapter on Pay as you earn (PAYE), covering tax issues relating to UK employers and their staff.

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Daily Telegraph tax guide 2018, The: Understanding the tax system, completing your tax return and planning how to become more tax efficient

Guide to completing a Self-Assessment tax return for 2017/18, with advice and worked examples covering key aspects of personal taxation in the UK

Payment of PAYE and NIC

A short summary of the general principles of PAYE and NIC payments, with a note on quarterly installments.

Pay as you earn and the collection of national insurance contributions.

This chapter explains the principles and procedures of PAYE and NICs, including the penalties for late submission of documents or payments.

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Representations

ICAEW REP 95/21 Autumn Budget 2021 representations - Building a modern tax system

A response dated 5 October 2021 to a consultation published by HMT on 30 September 2021, including ICAEW’s Tax Faculty customary pre-Budget letter to the Financial Secretary to the Treasury. It calls for the acceleration of work to build a modern tax system, while urging a “manageable pace” of transition, it cautions against implementing tax changes without consultation, such as the new Health and Social Care Levy.

ICAEW REP 77/21: Basis Period Reform

Pushing through proposals to change basis periods ahead of the expansion of Making Tax Digital will cause as many problems as it solves and would be a backwards step for affected businesses, warns ICAEW in its response to HMRC's consultation on aligning basis periods with the tax year. ICAEW has urged the government not to implement to proposals.

ICAEW REP 66/21 Timely payment

In responding to HMRC's call for evidence on timely payment, ICAEW argues that earlier payment of income and corporation tax should not be considered until the economy has recovered and that earlier payment should not be based on in-year estimates without HMRC first demonstrating that they can be a reliable basis for earlier payment.

ICAEW REP 65/21: Tax Administration Framework Review

In responding to HMRC's consultation on the Tax Administration Framework Review ICAEW argues that the starting point of such tax reform should be significant simplification of the underlying tax rules and that HMRC needs to be given the resources and funding to give it the capacity to take on such a major piece of work.

Further support

Useful links

Some resources that we link to may pre-date the latest amendments to the relevant tax regulations. While these links contain useful information, please treat them with appropriate caution.

Find payroll software

Information on free and paid-for software for managing payroll and reporting in real time (RTI) that has been tested and recognised by HMRC.

PAYE on GOV.UK

Comprehensive hub with links to government guidance for employers covering a wide range of practical topics, including registering and starting PAYE and payroll, regular and annual payroll tasks, paying HMRC, expenses and benefits, special types of employee pay, statutory pay and leave.

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