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Automatic RTI penalties for small companies delayed again

HMRC has announced that the introduction of automatic penalties for late RTI submissions will be delayed by another five months for small employers.

Automatic penalties were due to start from 6 October.  This date will still apply for companies that employ 50 or more people, but smaller companies will get an extra five months until 6 March 2015.

HMRC has said that it will send electronic messages to all employers shortly to let them know from when the penalties will apply, based on the number of employees shown in the department’s records.

HMRC has also said that where employers believe they have a reasonable excuse for sending a return late, they will still be able to appeal the penalties.

 

 

Date: 24th September, 2014
Author: Cathy Corns

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