For this tax year onwards employers will be able to provide P60 (pay and deductions details for the year to 5 April 2011) information to their employees electronically. The P60 must still be provided to employees by the due date of 31 May 2011.
Employers wishing to produce electronic forms should agree with the employee that they want to receive their P60 electronically.
HMRC have issued guidance to employers that they need to
- consider the employees ability to easily access that information
- provide secure facilities to view and print their P60. If this is not possible the P60 can be issued to an email address that has been agreed with the employee.
HMRC are also reminding employers that they have obligations in respect of data security and the Disability Discrimination Act legislation.
HMRC are advising employers that they will continue to provide the relevant paper forms which employers can scan and then 'overlay them with the employees' details'.
Internet link: HMRC guidance on electronic P60s