Employer Bulletin: October 2020

Released 15 October 2020

HMRC have published their Employer Bulletin: October 2020 edition, a bi-monthly magazine for employers and agents giving up-to-date information on payroll topics.

This edition contains updates on:

Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme– October changes to the scheme, closing down the scheme and job retention bonus;

New Covid-19 support schemes;

Do you have employees working from home because of Covid-19?;

National Insurance Number delays;

Deferred July 2020 Self Assessment Payment on Account;

Off-Payroll Working Rules (IR35): Education and support available to customers;

UK Transition;

Apply for grants if your business completes customs declarations;

Starter Checklist – Student and Postgraduate Loan;

Student and Postgraduate Loan refunds;

Student and Postgraduate Loans thresholds and rates from 6 April 2021;

Are you using HMRC’s Business Tax Account?;

PAYE for employer’s webchat service in the Business Tax Account;

New Employment Allowance status option on PAYE for employers;

PAYE RTI penalties – continuation of the risk-based approach to charging penalties;

RTI Payment codes;

Making your PAYE Settlement Agreement payment;

Disguised remuneration;

Electronic payment deadline falls on a weekend;

Changes to our opening hours;

PAYE Online service for reporting P11D, P11D(b) and P46(car);

Update on the withdrawal of P45 and P60 bulk stationery;

Make sure to stay on top of your workplace pension responsibilities and avoid legal action;

Peer Networks/Small Business Leadership Programme;

Corporate Criminal Offences – more than just a legislative tool, and why you should care; and

Check if you need to tell HMRC about additional income.

View the Bulletin.

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