PAYE to change

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HM Revenue and Customs is kicking off its Real Time Information awareness campaign this month ahead of next year’s changes.

They will be writing to employers across the region, to provide them with information on what they need to do to prepare for the new way of reporting PAYE data, which will start in April 2013.

PAYE itself not going to change, but the way and how often employers send the data to HMRC will.

The campaign will include targeted flyers and emails, regular live Twitter question sessions, YouTube videos and roadshows.

HMRC’s director general Ruth Owen said: “Don’t put it off. April 2013, when Real Time Information becomes a reality, is now less than six months away.

“The letters going out to employers include a useful help sheet, which tells them what to do to get ready for the change.

“Employers should read that and take action such as speaking to their payroll software provider.”