Recent communication with HMRC has highlighted a great service that not many employers are aware of “HMRC employer email alert service”

Agents such as ourselves have been asked to make our clients aware of this service and ask them to sign up for it.

All you are agreeing to is to receive email updates from HMRC about the latest employer information and changes to PAYE.  HMRC expect to send you about three emails a year usually around February, May and September.  These emails will give you links to the latest Employer Bulletins.  HMRC will not ask you any questions or ask you to provide any information except the information required for the registration process.

HMRC’s employer email alert service is open to most employers who operate a PAYE scheme with exception to employers who operate a scheme deducting national insurance only, a scheme with no employees, a scheme designed for electoral roll payments, a profit sharing scheme, a contractor only scheme, a tax award scheme and a foreign employer who operates a special UK system.

It’s easy to sign up for and easy to opt out of if you find you are not happy with the service.  HMRC’s email registration works with most web browsers although you will need a JavaScript enabled in your web browser settings.

Before you start the sign up process you will need the following information;

  • Employer PAYE reference number
  • Contact name
  • Business name
  • Valid email address.

The bulletins are simple to read and understand and in all honesty quite interesting too.  It’s a great way to stay one step ahead.




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