The HMRC concession not to charge penalties if your RTI submission was less than 3 days late officially came to an end from April 2017. Until now though we’ve not seen any penalty notices.
But in September they have started to be issued.
HMRC stated in August 2017 that they would be operating a risk based approach to issuing penalties. What they mean is that if you do file late they will look at your history and raise penalties if this is not your first late submission.
Our advice is therefore to keep up to date as much as you can with your RTI filing so that if in a particular month you have an issue you can try the ‘it’s my first time’ argument.
Alternatively if the hassle of RTI and auto-enrollment is getting too much for you – let us take the strain.
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