Tax update: HMRC question PAYE processes

Published: Thursday 28 November 2019

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 a HMRC investigation.

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