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 do not, you or your employees may lose any tax advantages from the scheme.

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Before you start

To use this service you need a Government Gateway user ID and password. If you do not have a user ID, you can create one at the start of the service.