End of tax year online availability

This is a busy time for employers wanting to finalise their payroll tax year end (forms P14/P35) for the tax year 2011/12. It’s also a busy time for HMRC as they update their software and back office systems. Therefore, HMRC have issued details of when their PAYE online service will be unavailable and/or restricted.

Tuesday 3 April 18:00 – Thursday 5 April 21:00

Due to a scheduled upgrade you will experience a delay in receiving your online acknowledgement to PAYE End of Year submissions made using HMRC Online Returns & Forms, Basic PAYE Tools, and commercial software, between 18:00 on Tuesday 3 April and 21:00 on Thursday 5 April.  Your acknowledgement will be sent between 11 – 13 April.

Thursday 5 April 21:00 – Sunday 8 April 12:00

Due to a scheduled upgrade you will be unable to access HMRC Online Returns & Forms between 21:00 on Thursday 5 April and 12:00 on Sunday 8 April.  If you use Basic PAYE Tools or commercial software you will still be able to submit your returns for PAYE End of Year, PAYE In Year, and PAYE Expenses and Benefits; however, you will experience a delay in receiving your online acknowledgement.  Your acknowledgement will be sent between 11 – 13 April.

Sunday 8 April 12:00 – 16:00

Due to a scheduled upgrade you will be unable to access HMRC Online Returns & Forms between 12:00 and 16:00 on Sunday 8 April. If you use Basic PAYE Tools or commercial software you will be unable to submit your returns at this time. 

Sunday 8 April 16:00 – Wednesday 11 April 06:00

Due to a scheduled upgrade you will be unable to access HMRC Online Returns & Forms between 16:00 on Sunday 8 April and 06:00 on Wednesday 11 April.  If you use Basic PAYE Tools or commercial software you will still be able to submit your returns for PAYE End of Year, PAYE In Year, and PAYE Expenses and Benefits; however, you will experience a delay in receiving your online acknowledgement.  Your acknowledgement will be sent between 11 – 13 April. 

Wednesday 11 April 06:00 – Friday 13 April 18:00

The PAYE Online service will be available from 06:00 on Wednesday 11 April; however, following the scheduled upgrade you may still experience a delay in receiving your online acknowledgement.  Your acknowledgement will be sent by Friday 13 April.

HMRC apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Information about current service issues can be found on the HMRC website.

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