Employer end of year forms
HMRC are reminding employers that in order to avoid penalties they must file the Employer Annual Return (P35 and P14s) online and on time. The vast majority of employers must file electronically and the deadline for submission of the forms is 19 May 2012, which this year falls on a Saturday.
Where employers do not file their annual return by 19 May they incur a penalty of £100 per 50 (or fewer) employees for every month (or part month) that their return is late.
HMRC have been criticised for failing to make employers aware that they were incurring penalties on a timely basis. In a change to procedure HMRC will now issue employers, who they believe have yet to make a return, with an 'Employer Annual Return Reminder' from the end of April.
From the end of May HMRC will issue 'P35 Interim Penalty Letters' to relevant employers.
If you are unsure whether you need to complete a return this year please do get in touch.
Internet links: HMRC end of year guidance Employer Bulletin