HMRC has released it’s October Employer Bulletin which has become essential reading for all payrollers as it gives a detailed update on all current and future guidance especially during this challenging time. The bulletin this month contains a wealth of updates and includes:

  • Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme – October changes to the scheme, closing down the scheme and job retention bonus
  • New COVID-19 support schemes
  • Do you have employees working from home because of COVID-19?
  • National Insurance Number delays
  • Deferred July 2020 Self Assessment Payment on Account
  • Off-Payroll Working Rules (IR35): Education and support available to customers
  • UK transition – National Insurance and social security coordination
  • Apply for grants if your business completes customs declarations
  • Starter Checklist – Student and Postgraduate Loan
  • Student and Postgraduate Loan refunds
  • Student and Postgraduate Loans thresholds and rates from 6 April 2021
  • Are you using HMRC’s Business Tax Account?
  • PAYE for employer’s webchat service in the Business Tax Account
  • New Employment Allowance status option on PAYE for employers
  • PAYE RTI penalties – continuation of the risk-based approach to charging penalties
  • RTI Payment codes
  • Making your PAYE Settlement Agreement payment
  • Disguised remuneration
  • Electronic payment deadline falls on a weekend
  • Changes to our opening hours
  • PAYE Online service for reporting P11D, P11D(b) and P46(car)
  • Update on the withdrawal of P45 and P60 bulk stationery
  • Make sure to stay on top of your workplace pension responsibilities and avoid legal action
  • Peer Networks/Small Business Leadership Programme
  • Corporate Criminal Offences – more than just a legislative tool, and why you should care
  • Check if you need to tell HMRC about additional income

The bulletin can be found here.

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