We have become aware that HMRC has been focusing in on PAYE compliance and sending out a spate of ’employer compliance check questionnaires’ to businesses without notifying agents.
The questionnaire asks a number of questions including details about the business, the directors, payroll, entertaining, benefits loans and company vehicles.
This appears to be a new approach to the traditional PAYE compliance visits, saving HMRC time and money in identifying companies that may not be complying.
If you receive a questionnaire, we would recommend seeking professional advice as inaccurate answers or failure to complete the questionnaire could result in a lengthy and costly PAYE enquiry.
We can also carry out a PAYE health check to ensure that your systems are compliant and minimise the risk of an HMRC investigation.