HMRC issue electronic messages to employers

10 February 2014

HMRC has issued an electronic warning message to employers who have not submitted the number of returns expected during the January tax month.

The message is intended to be a helpful reminder to employers in case they have forgotten to make their PAYE submission on time. They are not penalty notices.

Employers receiving this message should check that they have sent all the submissions that are due for their PAYE scheme.

If employers have notified HMRC recently that their business has ceased, then they can ignore the electronic message and do not need to contact HMRC.

HMRC started to issue these messages in December 2013. There is more information in the 'What's New' message from 10 December 2013 which also sets out instances where an employer may receive a non-filing message although they have filed on time.