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HMRC clarification on reporting requirements for umbrella workers welcomed by giant group

The umbrella employment specialist revealed that it was satisfied by a clarification of legislation that removed initial confusion over whether intermediaries were required to report payment information on umbrella workers.

Matthew Brown, managing director of giant group, commented on the clarification. “We’re encouraged to see that HMRC has clarified its intermediary reporting requirements as there was some initial confusion. Following discussions they revealed that umbrella workers would in fact come under the category of limited company (D), (although they would be happy if intermediaries reported them under & lsquo;another party operated PAYE’ (F)), however some interpreted this to assume that payment details must now also be reported for umbrella workers. This isn’t the case and the only obligation an intermediary has is to report the worker’s identity details, umbrella company name, registered address, registration numbers and the start/end dates of the assignment being undertaken. We’re very grateful to both HMRC and APSCo for clarifying what could have potentially been a challenging issue. Effectively, HMRC are saying that intermediaries do not need to report payment information where the PAYE RTI return is being fulfilled elsewhere”

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