Employers, or agents acting on their behalf, can use this service to:

  • check files for formatting errors at any time
  • submit annual employment related securities (ERS) returns after the end of the tax year

The tax year runs from 6 April to 5 April the next year. You then have until midnight on 6 July to submit your annual return. If you don’t, you or your employees may lose any tax advantages from the scheme.

Start now on the HMRC service

Before you start

To use this service you’ll need your user ID and password for your HMRC online account (also known as a Government Gateway account).

You can get help if you’ve lost your user ID or password.