HMRC Announcements for Employers

22nd October 2013

Age Exception Certificates
HMRC will no longer issue age exception certificates to confirm that a person has reached State Pension age and therefore ceases to be liable to pay Class 1 NIC. HMRC advice is that employers will need sight of an employee’s birth certificate or passport as evidence of the person’s date of birth and retain a copy.

Automatic cancellation of PAYE schemes
From October 2013 if there has been no activity for a PAYE scheme, for example no RTI submissions, within 120 days of it being set up it will be automatically reviewed to see if it can be cancelled.

Employee shareholder status
HMRC is to offer employers the opportunity to apply for HMRC agreement (for tax purposes) to their share valuation which will hold for 60 days.

Posted – 22/10/2013