Policy News Journal - 2014-15

Registering as a new employer If you employ someone - even if it's only yourself - you'll usually need to register as an employer with HM Revenue & Customs. Most new employers can register online. This guide explains who needs to register as an employer, what information you'll need with you when you register, when you need to register and how to do it.

HMRC stakeholder update

22 April 2014

HMRC has circulated their fifteenth weekly update for 2014 to stakeholders, which looks to provide informal highlights as a result of listening to employer feedback and working in partnership with stakeholders.

Common reasons for contacting HMRC

The document below contains details of some of the common queries our Contact Centre operators are currently dealing with and some pointers as to where customers may find the correct information.

FAQs - common reasons for contacting HMRC

Correcting a 2013-14 real time PAYE submission

A new flowchart is now available for employers who need to correct a 2013 to 2014 submission made in real time.

Limited Company Subcontractors claiming back CIS deductions

HMRC have updated the guidance that sets out how subcontractors that are limited companies should reclaim any deductions they've had taken from their payments under the Construction Industry Scheme.

Employer Bulletin Issue 47

Issue 47 of the Employer Bulletin is now available. Aimed at employers and agents, it contains important information and news about topics which may affect payroll obligations to HMRC.

Overnight subsistence allowance paid to lorry drivers

Following discussions with the Road Haulage Association, the lorry drivers’ overnight subsistence allowance rate remains unchanged - £26.20 for drivers with sleeper cabs and £34.90 for drivers with non-sleeper cabs. The Employment Income Manual will be updated accordingly.

Personal tax statements being sent to 24 million from October 2014

17 April 2014

As announced in Budget 2012, HMRC will be sending out personal tax statements setting out how much tax individuals have paid in the previous year and how it contributed to public expenditure. Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne announced that from October 2014 around 24 million people will receive a personal tax statement from HMRC setting out how much tax they paid in the previous year and how it contributed to public expenditure.

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