HMRC online systems downtime
As part of a planned update of their online IT services, HMRC have given advanced warning that from 16:00hrs on Wednesday 9 October 2013 to Tuesday 15 October 2013, most of their IT systems are being upgraded and will undergo planned maintenance.
This will affect PAYE submissions sent through the Government Gateway (internet). Employers will still be able to send their PAYE submissions in real time and they will receive an acknowledgement that their submission has been received.
However, during this period the validation message employers receive (saying whether the submission has been successful or not) will be delayed and may not be received until 15 October when the system is fully restored. Employers should not attempt to re-send their submissions.
EDI customers are largely unaffected, but could experience a short delay of up to four hours before receiving their acknowledgement report during this period.
HMRC have aplogised for any inconvenience this may cause.