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Employment-Related Securities Bulletin

10 November 2014
Issue: 4477 / Categories: For Action , Business , Employees , Income Tax

Issue 18 in summary

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Issue 18 of HMRC’s Employment-Related Securities Bulletin contains articles on the employee share schemes annual returns checking service, the employment-related securities (ERS) end of year template spreadsheets, and a technical note for users writing their own program.

Checking service

To ensure that employers’ spreadsheets are formatted correctly for upload, HMRC have introduced a checking service. Employers and their agents can access the service through the “view schemes and arrangements” page in the ERS service. The data will not be saved to any HMRC system and does not form part of the submission of the return.

End-of-year template spreadsheets

In response to comments that some of the questions on the end-of-year templates are not very clear, HMRC have expanded some of the questions. They can be found at the end of the bulletin. All the changes will be incorporated on a second version of the templates to be released in the new year.

Technical note

Some employers write their own spreadsheets or software programs. To help make sure that the data is kept in the right format, HMRC are producing a series of technical notes that will confirm how the event information should be recorded.

Issue: 4477 / Categories: For Action , Business , Employees , Income Tax
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