Despite recent press highlighting problems with the PAYE system, a recently announced HM Revenue & Customs cost-cutting measure may increase the confusion.
The Revenue is looking to save £1.25 million by no longer sending copies of tax codes to accountants.
This means that we will not receive a copy of any tax codes sent to our clients. At present we receive a duplicate copy of tax codes and check they are correct and this makes sure that you pay the correct amount of tax under PAYE.
If we deal with your personal tax, in future please make sure you send us any copies of your tax code sent to you by the tax office. Due to these changes by HMRC this is the only way we can receive a copy and check to make sure you are paying the correct amount of tax under PAYE.
This also applies to any correspondence you receive from the tax office. Please send it to us and we will deal with it for you and advise you of any action you may need to take.
If you have any questions on this, please let me know.