HMRC August 2012 Key messages
An update on Real Time Information (RTI)
In June’s Key Messages, there was an article on Real Time Information, and here is a further chance to catch up with the pilot. There are now two free webinars available to view – one is a 15 minute overview that looks at the RTI timetable, offers help in understanding what it is and the main changes you will see as employers plus what help and support is available; the other is an 11 minute look at the need to make sure your employee data is accurate.
• Employers who are currently using the Basic PAYE Tools and wish to join the pilot in November/December need to apply by 24th August 2012. Those wishing to join from January 2013 need to apply by 30th November 2012.
• Employers who become clients of software providers, bureaux or agents who are supporting the pilot will also be able join and need to apply by 24th August
Also, employers of any size who operate a standard PAYE scheme or occupational pension scheme and who wish to join the pilot between November 2012 and March 2013 need to apply by 24th August.
New Webinar to be launched by HMRC.
A new recorded webinar on ‘Director’s Obligations’ is now available. HMRC will also be running this as a live webinar, including the opportunity to ask questions, from 12 August 2012. The webinars include information on the varied roles performed by Directors, their employer obligations plus information about Corporation Tax return requirements. For details on these and other HMRC webinars please go to: http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/webinars/index.htm
Would the Business Tax Dashboard be helpful to you?
If you run a small business and have already enrolled to use HMRC’s Corporation Tax or Self Assessment online service, our Business Tax Dashboard will let you see your overall tax position. You can also look at information on VAT and PAYE if you have already set up your business for these online services too.
Have you heard about the Business in You Campaign?
Take a quick look at Business in You to find out more about the Campaign. If you would like to find out more, select ‘About’, scroll to the bottom of the page, complete the Sign-up fields and click on ‘email me’.
Your chance to send in late Self Assessment tax returns from 2009-2010 or earlier: deadline 2 October 2012.
If you have been sent a Self Assessment tax return or a notice to complete a tax return for 2009-10 or earlier years and you have not yet sent in the information, HMRC are offering you a quick and simple way to help bring your tax affairs up to date by 2 October 2012. find out more about this tax initiative