Policy News Journal - 2014-15

The new manual – together with a request for feedback - can be accessed here .

CIPP comment The CIPP welcomes HMRC’s request for feedback on the new format. As always the Policy team would be interested in receiving your feedback at policy to help ensure that they are aware of members’ views.

Publication of HMRC Annual Report and Accounts 2013-14

7 July 2014

HMRC have published their Annual Report and Accounts for 2013-14 together with the Tax Assurance Commissioner’s Annual Report.

The Annual Report and Accounts includes a wealth of facts and figures covering the different aspects of HMRC’s operations, and narrative comment on many aspects including the introduction of real time information.

The Assurance Commissioner's report gives details of progress on resolving tax disputes.

Consultation on minor tax code procedure change

8 July 2014

HMRC has published some draft regulations and a small consultation document in respect of tax code procedure changes.

This consultation is notice to enable HMRC to be able to send the tax code to the employer, but not necessarily immediately to the employee. One of the main reasons for HMRC doing this is to ensure they send out multiple code changes to individuals at a manageable time: you can imagine what it would be like to send codes out during the tax credit renewal period, individuals just wouldn’t get through to HMRC. HMRC will however need to ensure the individual has advice of the new code within 30 days of the code being issued to the employer. The regulations also allow for the changing of the definition of the code needing to be in writing; thus allowing the code to be shown in an electronic format via “Your Tax Account” or whatever electronic method will be available in the future. There should be no impact on employers, although very occasionally if an employee does notice their tax code has changed slightly the payroll department may receive an enquiry if they haven’t received their piece of paper, or of course they elect to have it electronically and forget to look. Therefore the policy team intend to support these changes unless any members raises objections. If you believe these changes shouldn’t go ahead, or if you do support but believe something should be highlighted please email Karen.thomson@cipp.org.uk by 20 July 2014.

Minutes of Employment Consultation Forum - June 2014

10 July 2014

The minutes of the latest meeting of the Employment Consultation Forum have now been issued. They cover a number of topics of interest to the payroll community, including updates on real time information and HMRC digital services.

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