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It’s only a straw

23 July 2013 / Mike Thexton
Issue: 4412 / Categories: Comment & Analysis , RTI , Employees , Income Tax

The trouble with registering a company as an annual PAYE scheme


  • RTI and annual PAYE schemes.
  • Conditions for monthly nil returns not to be required.
  • HMRC’s system not working.
  • Burden shifted on to taxpayer while fix awaited.

I tell myself it is not really civil disobedience. HMRC have not finally confirmed that they think I have to do the thing that I object to and if they do I will not exactly be civil. It does not match up to deliberately sitting in the wrong part of a segregated bus but here is my head above the parapet.

It is real time information (RTI). I admit that there are bits of HMRC’s electronic system that I grumbled about when they were introduced but I now realise they are a great improvement on what went before.

I would not go back...

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