Software developers - payroll test data 2018-19

08 January 2018

HMRC’s Software Developers Support Team (SDST) has provided an update on some changes affecting payroll examples (payroll test data) and the recognition process:

Example data

HMRC has previously published example data which some developers have used in testing the tax and National Insurance calculations in their payroll products. Based on usage figures for the 2017-18 example data for tax and NI, it has been decided that example data will not be provided for the tax year 2018-19. The 2017-18 data will remain on GOV.UK for reference.


For recognition, both for PAYE and for Expenses and Benefits submissions, we will shortly be publishing revised processes which will be simpler and quicker for developers who have previously obtained internet recognition for their payroll products. We will be providing developers with more details on this in the coming weeks.”