HMRC admits 16,000 PAYE errors
HMRC points to 'human error', as up to 8% of PAYE end-of-year penalties are issued incorrectly
As many as 16,000 penalties have been issued incorrectly to businesses over
their PAYE returns, the taxman has admitted.
HM Revenue & Customs said that of 202,000 penalty notices issued to
businesses for failing to send in their PAYE end of year return on time, as many
as 8% of notices have been issued incorrectly.
The taxman has blamed human error rather than an unknown IT systems fault.