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HMRC internal manual

Debt Management and Banking Manual

HM Revenue & Customs
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Pre-enforcement: recovery documentation and checks: recovery proceedings checks: RP checks for Class 1A NIC collected outside the Income Tax provisions

The RP check is in two parts. Both parts of the check must be carried out.

Checking the record

To confirm whether there have been any changes to the record since the debt was transferred to you for recovery, telephone the originating office for confirmation.

Checking for payment

To confirm whether the employer has made any payment since the debt was referred to you, telephone the BOPS helpline (This content has been withheld because of exemptions in the Freedom of Information Act 2000) . You will need to tell BOPS if the employer has a history of paying by electronic means (BACS or CHAPS) because BOPS will need to make a separate search for those cases.