Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) and RTI

Last year HMRC published a technical pack which explained that employers would be able to send Real Time Information (RTI) to HMRC, using Electronic Data Interchange (EDI), at least until April 2014 along with the Internet channel (which is planned to be retained long term). HMRC have now advised that EDI is to be retained until at least 2016-17 as a submission channel for RTI.

HMRC have announced that the pilot scheme was expanded from 8 May when the first of a further 310 employers started reporting PAYE information in real-time. This will allow HMRC to deal with any problems in respect of RTI submissions before employers and pension providers start to use the RTI service in April 2013 with RTI routinely operating by October 2013 for all employers.

We will continue to keep our website updated with developments on RTI as they occur. For further information on RTI or on any payroll matter please also contact Neil Cameron in our Payroll Team at neil.cameron@chiene.co.uk 0131 558 5800.