PAYE

Quick question: how many PAYE regulations are there?  The answer is actually 296, and HMRC expects employers to know them all.  (Well, most of them.)  Just in case you can’t understand the language it’s all written in, they have produced a ‘Further Guide to PAYE’ (http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/guidance/cwg2.pdf,100 pages), a ‘Tax Guide to Expenses and Benefits’ (http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/guidance/480.pdf, 136 pages), a ‘Tax Guide to Employee Travel’ (http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/helpsheets/490.pdf, 76 pages), and a host of other helpful if rather long-winded guides.  Even if you think you know exactly what you’re looking for, you can soon find yourself just as confused, as you might for example if you want to know for what reasons you do not need to file Real Time Information reports on time (4 pages, with 6 links to other web pages for further information).

Sometimes it is easier simply to pick up the phone and ask.  At David Kirk and Co. we know most of the answers, and we know where to look for them where we do not.  Why not try it?