Withdrawal of Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)

14 November 2016

HMRC is asking for feedback with regard to the withdrawal of the EDI channel and its replacement.

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) will be decommissioning the Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) channel and replacing it with an existing XML service, by April 2018.

Current EDI users will need to migrate away from the service before the deadline to the XML channel. This will strategically position all of HMRC’s PAYE operations across the UK on the same platform. HMRC is committed to providing secure and resilient services and this move ensures that any future enhancements and changes can be managed effectively.

This also means there will not be any message implementation guidelines produced for the 2017 to 2018 P11D and P11D(B) as these messages will need to be submitted in XML over the Internet from April 2018.

HMRC is putting a new team in place to provide support for the user community, to help them transition, ahead of the deadline. This form is an opportunity for this team to understand how their customers feel about this announcement and how they can support them in migrating to the existing XML internet channel.

To enable HMRC to gain a better understanding of how they can effectively support you and your business in the transition to the XML/internet channel please complete this feedback form. It should take approximately 20 minutes to complete and the information provided will be used as a basis for HMRC to start formal discussions with your organisation.