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Exemplar number 15 PAYE for employees

Making Pay As You Earn digital for all of HMRC’s 41 million customers who are employees or receive a company pension


Recently undertaken the live Digital by Default Standard Assessment. This service is being built alongside exemplar 16: Digital Self Assessment and exemplar 17: Your tax account.

You can also watch a demo introducing the service, filmed July 2013.


  • Public beta released in October 2014


  • Adapting current HMRC methods to agile development


  • Continue development of the service and improve quality of data matching alongside GOV.UK Verify
Screenshot of Beta of PAYE for employees, December 2013.
Beta of PAYE for employees, December 2013.

Digital strategy statement

Every customer in the UK will have their own personalised digital tax account, so we can help make it simpler, quicker and easier to pay the right tax at the right time. Four services (PAYE for Employees, Digital Self Assessment, Your Tax Account and Agent Online Self-service) will deliver stand-alone, end-to-end services through digital channels…PAYE for Employees will make it easier for customers to tell us about changes that affect their tax code.

Scope of exemplar

This service will provide digital PAYE services for people in employment (benefits in kind). The initial release will allow people to report changes to their company car tax. This service will be built on a new ‘digital tax platform’ and, for the first time, deliver digital services for PAYE customers which will eventually replace the current HMRC Portal and be the default platform for new user-facing services. The new tax platform will be fully integrated with new identity assurance service.

Digital inclusion

GDS has mapped the exemplars against the digital inclusion scale to help show where these services may be difficult for some people to use. See the rating for PAYE for employees.