Basic PAYE Tools for 2014-15

03 April 2014

HMRC's Basic PAYE Tools product for the 2014-15 tax year (version 14.0.14063) is now available. This is an update to the existing version, rather than a separate download, so existing users do not need to go to the HMRC website to get the update.

If employers have the automatic updates switched on, and their computer is connected to the internet when they open Basic PAYE Tools, they will be automatically advised that the software update is now available.

HMRC recommends that employers do not take the update until:

  • they have paid employees for the last time in 2013-14
  • they have completed the Final submission for the tax year - the declaration and the answers to the supplementary questions
  • sent all this information to HMRC.

Employer's final submission for 2013-14

Employers can do this using the version of Basic PAYE Tools released in October 2013 (version 13.2.13232).

The new version of Basic PAYE Tools allows users to produce P60s for 2013-14, start sending payroll submissions for the 2014-15 tax year and claim the new National Insurance contributions (NICs) Employment Allowance of up to £2,000.

There are more details about this on the GOV.UK website.

Employment Allowance: up to £2,000 off your Class 1 NICs