Tax codes being issued

HMRC have updated their guidance on the issue of multiple or incorrect PAYE tax codes to some employees following the introduction of their new National Insurance and PAYE computer system.

HMRC have admitted that the changeover to the new system has brought to light some discrepancies in their records which have resulted in some incorrect coding notices being issued. HMRC advise that three main situations may result in incorrect coding notices. Their updated guidance states that: * a previous employment stopped some time ago but HMRC’s system has not picked this up and a Coding Notice has been sent for that employment * two notices have been sent for the same employment * the code BR (basic tax) or DO (higher rate tax) has been given for an employment or pension for the first time. HMRC advise that they will try to correct as many of these discrepancies as possible well in advance of the new tax year. Please do get in touch if you would like us to check your tax code.