PAYE projects for software developers 2020-21

30 July 2019

HMRC’s Software Developer Support Team (SDST) has provided an overview of the PAYE changes for the tax year 2020-21, including any changes to RTI reporting as a result.


Although this information is aimed at developers, employers and payroll practitioners may also find it useful.

The ‘Summary of tax year 20-21 projects for software developers’ includes a delivery roadmap, a summary of the changes and what the solution design is, i.e. whether an additional data field is required for RTI reporting purposes.


Changes in the overview are:


  • Employment Allowance reform

  • Class 1A NICs – Termination payments & sporting testimonials

  • Off-payroll working rules

  • Statutory parental bereavement pay and leave

  • Short term business visitors

  • Ultra-low emission vehicles


Updated Technical Packs are due to be published towards the end of August 2019.