Employer Annual Return deadline looming

Companies need to ensure they have filed their Employer Annual Return by May 19th, otherwise they could face a penalty.

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) has offered tax advice to firms that are falling behind with their paperwork as the deadline approaches.

In previous years, an extra-statutory concession was in place to give companies extra time before being faced with a penalty, but this is no longer the case.

Smaller companies are able to file their employee data online using HMRC's Online Return and Forms - PAYE [pay as you earn] product.

In recent days, HMRC launched two more toolkits aimed at helping tax agents and their customers avoid making errors when filling in their tax returns.

"HMRC now offers a comprehensive range of agent toolkits which highlight the common risks and errors that we find in returns in a number of key tax areas," explained Brian Redford, deputy director of the business customer and strategy unit.

Published on: April 19, 2011

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