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Debt Management and Banking Manual

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Debt and return pursuit: PAYE: e-payment default: amending default counts and issuing default notices

In the course of your work you may need to set and unset the monthly payment default signal.

The BROCS function, ‘Amend Payment Default’ (AME) allows you to manually set and unset monthly default signals. Any changes made using AME will increase or decrease the default counts.

Setting and unsetting the default signal

To set or unset the default signal

  • access the employers BROCS record
  • enter “AME “ in transaction field
  • enter the reference number and Assessment sub number (ASN).

When the Amend Payment Defaults screen appears enter

  • “Y” in each relevant month to increase the default count or
  • “N” to decrease.

These actions will automatically change the cumulative count.

A note will be written in BROCS Action History to record the setting or unsetting of the signal

Viewing the default count

To view the count use VIEW TAXPAYER (VTP) format 8, General Designatory Data (DG).

IDMS shows the ‘current defaults’ count in ‘Default Count’ field in Designatory Data Details.

Issuing a clerical notice

When you set the default count clerically BROCS will not automatically issue a default notice and you will need to issue one manually.