HMRC's Basic PAYE Tools for 2014-15

05 March 2014

HMRC plans to make its Basic PAYE Tools product for the 2014-15 tax year available on 3 April 2014.

The 2014-15 version of Basic PAYE Tools will be provided as 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 when the software update is available.

HMRC recommends that employers do not take the update until they have:

  • paid employees for the last time in 2013-14
  • completed the 'Final submission for the tax year' (declaration and the answers to the supplementary questions) - see Employers' final PAYE submission for 2013-14
  • sent all this information to HMRC.

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

The new 3 April 2014 version of Basic PAYE Tools will allow users to produce P60s for 2013-14, start the 2014-15 tax year and claim the new National Insurance contributions (NICs) Employment Allowance of up to £2,000.