Employers are reminded that the deadline for submitting the 2016-17 forms P11D, P11D(b) and P9D is 6 July 2017. P11D forms are used to provide information to HMRC on certain benefits and expenses that employees and directors receive during the tax year such as company cars, loans and private medical insurance.
Since 6 April 2016, employers may register on a voluntary basis to report and account for tax on certain benefits and expenses via the RTI system rather than by submitting Form P11D at the tax year end. This is known as payrolling and removes the requirement to complete a P11D for the selected benefits. However, a P11D(b) is still required for Class 1A National Insurance payments. Employers making online submissions will need to correct any problems with the forms before being able to file electronically. Employers who submit paper forms with errors will receive the forms back to be corrected and re-submitted.
Where no benefits have been provided from 6 April 2016 to 5 April 2017 and a form P11D(b) or P11D(b) reminder is received, employers can either submit a 'nil' return or complete the '2016 to 2017 Employer - No return of Class 1A' form. A 'no return to make' form is available online. Employers are also required to provide, for each employee for whom a form P11D is due, a statement of the information shown on the employee’s form. The statement should also be provided by 6 July 2017.