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How do I set up a HMRC Tax Filing company connection?

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"How do I set up a HMRC Tax Filing company connection?"

Before sending filed paystubs to HMRC, you first need an "HMRC Tax Filing" connection. There's two ways to connect. A paid preparer connection, or a company connection.

To set up your company connection to HMRC:

  1. First, select the pay batch on: "Menu", then "Pay batches"
  2. Then tap: "Settings", then "HMRC Tax Filing"
  3. Now type in your: "Accounts Office reference"
  4. You can find it on the welcome letter HMRC sent when you first registered as an employer.
  5. Also type in your: "Employer PAYE reference"
  6. It's also found on the welcome letter, in your Government Gateway account, or on other letters and emails from HMRC.
  7. Next, type in your company's: "Government Gateway user ID"
  8. And then your company's: "Government Gateway password"
  9. Tap: Save
  10. All your details are now being checked by HMRC. In a few seconds you'll see the confirmation message.
  11. Once you get the confirmation message, your pay batch's all connected to HMRC.
  12. And finally, you're now ready to submit payroll each payday. You won't have to set your connection details again.

Keep in mind that:

  • Your "HMRC Tax Filing" connection is used for FPS and EPS submissions. It's also used for verifying National Insurance numbers.
  • If you've got more than one pay batch, you'll need to do the connection steps again, for each of your other pay batches as well.
  • If multiple pay batches all belong to the same company, reuse the exact same ID and password for each pay batch.
  • Also, if you're choosing between a company connection, or a paid preparer connection, it's recommended to pick the company connection.
  • The advantage with a company connection is if the paid preparer's off sick, other people can fill in and do HMRC submissions.

To learn more:

And that's it! That's everything you need to know about setting up an HMRC Tax Filing company connection!

Updated: Thu, Nov 2, 2023.

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