Relaxation of Real Time (RTI) reporting arrangements

Date: 21/03/13

Relaxation of Real Time (RTI) reporting arrangements

HM Revenue & Customs recognise that some small employers who pay employees weekly, or more frequently, but only process their payroll monthly may need longer to adapt to reporting PAYE information in real time.  HM Revenue and Customs have therefore agreed a relaxation of reporting arrangements for small businesses.

Until 5 October 2013, employers with fewer than 50 employees, who find it difficult to report every payment to employees at the time of payment, may send information to HM Revenue and Customs by the date of their regular payroll run but no later than the end of the tax month (5th).

HM Revenue and Customs will continue to work with employer representatives during the summer to assess and understand the impact of RTI on the smallest businesses and consider whether they can make improvements to real time reporting which will address their concerns without compromising the benefits of RTI or the success of the Department for Work & Pension's Universal Credit.

For further information please contact Lorraine Wilkinson at the office or visit HM Revenue and Customs website.


Lorraine Wilkinson

Author: Lorraine Wilkinson

​Lorraine joined Scott & Wilkinson in 2001 bringing with her over 20 years payroll experience. As payroll manager, she oversees the smooth running of the firms payroll bureau which includes all aspects of day to day payroll. Lorraine is...

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