Scottish S prefix tax codes

14 April 2016

HMRC has fixed the problem that was preventing the Scottish S prefix on tax codes from being shown on the P9s in third party software or the PAYE Desktop Viewer.

The recovery action will result in the reissue of all P9s for schemes which contained any Scottish tax codes and which were accessed via the Data Provisioning Service (DPS). The re-issue of the P9s will be complete by midday on Thursday 17 March 2016.

Employers will receive an email alert notifying them that a new P9 is available. Even if you have previously downloaded the P9 data please do so again to make sure that you have the correct codes for your employees.

HMRC apologise for any inconvenience this issue has caused.