PAYE and Class 1A NICS payment warning for employers

Making payments to meet your PAYE and Class 1A NIC responsibilities as an employer is generally a fairly straightforward affair, but a word of warning has been sent out to employers in light of the next payment date falling on a weekend.

Electronic payments fall on the 22nd of the month after the tax month or quarter to which the due amount relates to, so employers due to make a payment on the 22nd July need to be aware that this date falls on a Sunday this year, which means that payments will not be cleared with HMRC by the date specified due to no banking activity taking place on Sundays.

In light of this, we would advise all employers who are required to make a payment by this date to arrange to make their payment through the Faster Payments Service which will clear regardless of whether it’s a banking day or not. For more information, please visit the HMRC website via the link.