Written evidence submitted by Mrs Redford
EXCLUDED ANNUAL PAYE Limited Co Director:
I have been excluded from the Job Retention Scheme as my RTI was submitted, by my accountant, after the 19th of March. It is my understanding that HMRC have always accepted RTI’s, from those on annual payroll, submitted prior to the 5th of April. The government and HMRC are aware of this admin issue. By not extending the RTI date to the 5th of April (for those on annual PAYE,) the government are deliberately excluding limited company directors, on annual payroll, from support they are entitled to.
This should now be rectified, at the very least, to ensure that all limited company directors can qualify for the Job Retention Scheme and receive 80% of their PAYE. This should be backdated to March.