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Withdrawal of Electronic Data Interchange
HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) will be decommissioning the Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) channel and replacing it with an existing XML service by April 2018.
Current EDI users will need to migrate away from the service before the deadline to the XML channel. This will strategically position all of HMRC’s PAYE operations across the UK on the same platform.
HMRC is committed to providing secure and resilient services and this move ensures that any future enhancements and changes can be managed effectively.
Plans to make the move were originally announced at the application programming interface strategy launch conference on 7 September 2015, where Mark Dearnley, HMRC’s former Chief Digital and Information Officer, announced that the department would end its use of the EDI channel within 3 years.
This important (but minor) change will have no effect on individual employees.
HMRC is putting a new team in place to provide support for the user community, which will help them transition before the deadline.
This also means there won’t be any message implementation guidelines produced for the 2017 to 2018 P11D and P11D(B) as these messages will need to be submitted in XML over the internet from April 2018.
To enable us to gain a better understanding of how we can effectively support you and your business in the transition to the XML/internet channel, please complete the feedback form.
Delayed issue of P6 coding notices
HMRC have experienced some technical difficulties issuing tax code notices and no P6 tax codes have been issued between Monday 12 March 2018 and Thursday 15 March 2018.
Any notices generated between these dates will be sent to employers/agents on Friday 16 March 2018 and if you have an email address for Data Provisioning Service (DPS) alerts, you will be alerted to these notices as normal. Although the email will be dated 16 March 2018, the data you are being alerted to could hold an issue date which is earlier.
HMRC apologise for the inconvenience this may cause.
HMRC would also like to remind employers that P6’s will not be automatically issued as we approach the end of the tax year.
PAYE accounts not showing the latest position
HMRC is aware that some PAYE accounts are not showing the latest position. This is being investigated urgently and an update will be published here when the issue has been resolved.
If you believe that your account is incorrect and wish to check the current position, contact the Employer Helpline.
If you need help with anything not listed here, contact the Online Services Helpdesk.
For issues that may affect customers using the Basic PAYE Tools, see the Basic PAYE Tools Service issues.
For issues that may affect customers using the Online End of Year Expenses and Benefits Service, see the Online End of Year Expenses and Benefits issues.
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