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The Income Tax (Pay As You Earn) Regulations 2003

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART 1 INTRODUCTION

    1. Citation and commencement

      1. 1.Citation and commencement

    2. Interpretation

      1. 2.Interpretation

      2. 3.Net PAYE income

      3. 4.Relevant payments

      4. 5.Excluded business expenses

      5. 6.Relevant pension payments

      6. 7.Meaning of “code” etc

      7. 8.Employee’s code

      8. 9.PAYE threshold

    3. Application to payers and payees

      1. 10.Application to agencies and agency workers

      2. 11.Application to pension payers and pensioners

      3. 12.Application to other payers and payees

  3. PART 2 CODES

    1. Determination of code

      1. 13.Determination of code by Inland Revenue

      2. 14.Matters relevant to determination of code

      3. 15.Flat rate codes

      4. 16.Continued application of employee’s code

      5. 17.Notice to employee of code

    2. Appeals and amendment

      1. 18.Objections and appeals against employee’s code

      2. 19.Amendment of code

      3. 20.Notice to employer of amended code

  4. PART 3 DEDUCTION AND REPAYMENT OF TAX

    1. CHAPTER 1 DEDUCTION AND REPAYMENT

      1. Deduction and repayment by reference to employee’s code

        1. 21.Deduction and repayment of tax by reference to employee’s code

      2. The cumulative basis

        1. 22.The cumulative basis

        2. 23.Cumulative basis: deduction and repayment

        3. 24.Cumulative basis: employee not paid weekly or monthly

        4. 25.Cumulative basis: subsidiary PAYE income of employee paid weekly or at greater intervals

      3. The non-cumulative basis

        1. 26.The non-cumulative basis

        2. 27.Non-cumulative basis: general rule for deductions

        3. 28.Non-cumulative basis: modification of general rule

        4. 29.Non-cumulative basis: aggregation of payments

        5. 30.Non-cumulative basis: employee not paid weekly or monthly

        6. 31.Payments in short payment periods

      4. Higher rate and nil tax codes

        1. 32.Higher rate code: deductions

        2. 33.Nil tax code: no deductions or repayments

      5. Simplified deduction scheme

        1. 34.Simplified deduction scheme for personal employees

        2. 35.Simplified deduction schemes: records

      6. Cessation of employment

        1. 36.Cessation of employment: Form P45

        2. 37.PAYE income paid after employment ceased

        3. 38.Death of employee

        4. 39.Death of pensioner

      7. Employee’s duty to provide Form P45

        1. 40.Duty of employee to give new employer Form P45

    2. CHAPTER 2 NEW EMPLOYEES (OTHER THAN PENSIONERS): FORMS P45 AND P46

      1. 41.Scope of Chapter 2

      2. 42.Procedure if employer receives Form P45

      3. 43.Form P45 for current tax year

      4. 44.Form P45 for previous tax year: employment starting on or before 24th May

      5. 45.Other Forms P45

      6. 46.Form P46 where employer does not receive Form P45 and code not known

      7. 47.Procedure in Form P46 cases: former full-time students

      8. 48.Procedure in Form P46 cases: employee taking up only or main employment

      9. 49.Procedure in Form P46 cases: other new employees

      10. 50.Procedure in Form P46 cases: code treated as issued by Inland Revenue

      11. 51.Late presentation of Form P45

      12. 52.Late presentation of Form P45: employer’s duties

      13. 53.Form P46 cases: subsequent procedure on issue of employee’s code

    3. CHAPTER 3 NEW PENSIONERS: FORMS P45 AND P46

      1. 54.Scope of Chapter 3

      2. 55.PAYE pension income paid by former employer

      3. 56.PAYE pension income paid by other pension payer

      4. 57.Information to be provided in Form P46 if code not known: non UK residents

      5. 58.Information (Form P46) and procedure if code not known: UK residents

      6. 59.UK resident pensioner’s code treated as issued by Inland Revenue

      7. 60.Late presentation of Form P45

      8. 61.Subsequent procedure on issue of UK resident pensioner’s code

    4. CHAPTER 4 MISCELLANEOUS

      1. 62.Deductions in respect of notional payments

      2. 63.Repayment during unpaid leave

      3. 64.Trade disputes

      4. 65.Repayment if no longer employed

      5. 66.Deductions working sheets

      6. 67.Information to employees about payments and tax deducted (Form P60)

  5. PART 4 PAYMENTS, RETURNS AND INFORMATION

    1. CHAPTER 1 PAYMENT OF TAX AND ASSOCIATED RETURNS

      1. Payment and recovery of tax by employer

        1. 68.Periodic payments to and recoveries from the Revenue

        2. 69.Due date and receipts for payment of tax

        3. 70.Quarterly tax periods

        4. 71.Modification of regulation 68 in case of trade dispute

        5. 72.Recovery from employee of tax not deducted by employer

      2. Annual returns of relevant payments and tax

        1. 73.Annual return of relevant payments liable to deduction of tax (Forms P35 and P14)

        2. 74.Annual return of relevant payments not liable to deduction of tax (Form P38A)

        3. 75.Additional return in case of trade dispute

      3. Failure to account for deductible tax

        1. 76.Certificate if tax in regulation 73 return is unpaid

        2. 77.Return and certificate if tax may be unpaid

        3. 78.Notice and certificate if tax may be unpaid

        4. 79.Certificate after inspection of PAYE records

        5. 80.Determination of unpaid tax and appeal against determination

        6. 81.Employee liability if tax unpaid after regulation 80 determination

      4. Interest

        1. 82.Interest on tax overdue

        2. 83.Interest on tax overpaid

      5. Recovery

        1. 84.Recovery of tax and interest

    2. CHAPTER 2 OTHER RETURNS AND INFORMATION

      1. Returns involving PAYE income other than payments

        1. 85.Employers: annual return of other earnings (Forms P11D and P9D)

        2. 86.Information employer must provide for each employee

        3. 87.Information employer must also provide for benefits code employees

        4. 88.Annual return of other earnings: amounts

        5. 89.Annual return of other earnings: exclusion for notional payments

        6. 90.Quarterly return if a car becomes available or unavailable (Form P46 (Car))

        7. 91.Termination awards: information to be provided

        8. 92.Termination awards: return if award changes

        9. 93.Termination awards: return if more than one employer

      2. Information to be given to employees

        1. 94.Employers: information to employees of other earnings (Forms P11D and P9D)

        2. 95.Third parties: information to employees of other earnings

        3. 96.Termination awards: information to employees

    3. CHAPTER 3 PAYE RECORDS

      1. 97.Inspection of employer’s PAYE records

  6. PART 5 EMPLOYERS

    1. Special arrangements

      1. 98.Multiple PAYE schemes

      2. 99.Multiple PAYE schemes: election made for improper purpose ineffective

      3. 100.Tips: special arrangements

    2. Death of employer and succession

      1. 101.Death of employer

      2. 102.Succession to a business etc

      3. 103.Death and succession

      4. 104.Succession to a business: trade disputes

  7. PART 6 PAYE SETTLEMENT AGREEMENTS

    1. Making and effect of PSA

      1. 105.Inland Revenue and employer may make PSA

      2. 106.Qualifying general earnings

      3. 107.Effect of PSA

    2. Payment of tax under PSA

      1. 108.Calculation of tax payable under PSA

      2. 109.Payment of tax and recovery proceedings

      3. 110.Formal determination of tax payable by the employer

    3. Form and commencement of PSA

      1. 111.Form of PSA

      2. 112.Commencement of PSA

    4. Variation and cancellation of PSA

      1. 113.Variation of PSA

      2. 114.Cancellation of PSA

    5. Interest

      1. 115.Interest on unpaid tax

      2. 116.Interest on overpaid tax

    6. Records

      1. 117.Inspection of PSA records

  8. PART 7 SPECIAL CASES

    1. CHAPTER 1 COUNCILLORS' ALLOWANCES

      1. 118.Interpretation of Chapter 1

      2. 119.Councillor’s option to have tax deducted at basic rate

      3. 120.Particulars that local council must record

      4. 121.Regulations apply as if basic rate option were issue of code

    2. CHAPTER 2 RESERVE FORCES' PAY

      1. 122.Interpretation of Chapter 2

      2. 123.Application of other Parts

      3. 124.Deduction of tax

      4. 125.Determination by Inland Revenue

      5. 126.Objection against deduction of tax

      6. 127.Appeal to Commissioners

      7. 128.Amended determinations

      8. 129.Certificate of tax deducted

      9. 130.Repayment to reservist during tax year

      10. 131.Particulars that Ministry must record

      11. 132.End of year certificate

      12. 133.Other PAYE income of reservist

    3. CHAPTER 3 HOLIDAY PAY FUNDS

      1. 134.Interpretation of Chapter 3

      2. 135.Application of other Parts

      3. 136.Deduction of tax

      4. 137.Certificate of tax deducted

      5. 138.Repayment to recipient during tax year

      6. 139.Particulars that fund must record

      7. 140.Other PAYE income of recipient

    4. CHAPTER 4 DIRECT COLLECTION AND SPECIAL ARRANGEMENTS

      1. 141.Direct collection and special arrangements

      2. 142.Direct collection: issue of deductions working sheet

      3. 143.Direct collection: employee to keep records

      4. 144.Direct collection: payment

      5. 145.Direct collection: return when relevant payments cease

      6. 146.Direct collection: end of year return

      7. 147.Direct collection: failure to pay

  9. PART 8 SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS

    1. CHAPTER 1 JOBSEEKER'S ALLOWANCE: NORMAL CASES

      1. 148.Interpretation of Chapters 1 and 2

      2. 149.Scope of Chapter 1

      3. 150.Application of other regulations

      4. 151.Obtaining the claimant’s Form P45

      5. 152.Deductions working sheet for claimants awarded taxable jobseeker’s allowance

      6. 153.Form P45: deductions working sheet and return

      7. 154.No Form P45: deductions working sheet and return

      8. 155.Claimant’s code etc to be used for calculations

      9. 156.Recording the amount of taxable jobseeker’s allowance

      10. 157.Obligations at end of tax year

      11. 158.When an award ceases

      12. 159.Cessation of award: Form P45U

      13. 160.Notification of taxable jobseeker’s allowance adjustment

      14. 161.Tax calculation

      15. 162.No tax calculation required in certain cases

      16. 163.Death of claimant

      17. 164.Finance

    2. CHAPTER 2 JOBSEEKER'S ALLOWANCE: SPECIAL CASES

      1. 165.Scope of Chapter 2

      2. 166.Jobseeker’s allowance paid directly to claimant

      3. 167.Jobseeker’s allowance paid by employer

      4. 168.Regulation 167 cases: application of other regulations

      5. 169.When a Chapter 2 award ceases

      6. 170.Information to be supplied at end of tax year

      7. 171.Information to be supplied when an award of taxable jobseeker’s allowance ceases

      8. 172.Adjustments of taxable jobseeker’s allowance

    3. CHAPTER 3 INCAPACITY BENEFIT

      1. 173.Interpretation of Chapter 3

      2. 174.Application of other regulations

      3. 175.Emergency IB code to be used before claimant’s code issued

      4. 176.Return in respect of all claimants to taxable incapacity benefit

      5. 177.Further return required in certain cases

      6. 178.Delivery of Form P45 to Department

      7. 179.Determination of claimant’s code by Inland Revenue

      8. 180.Death of claimant

    4. CHAPTER 4 INCOME SUPPORT

      1. 181.Interpretation of Chapter 4

      2. 182.Recording the amount of taxable income support

      3. 183.Information to be supplied when an award of taxable income support ceases

      4. 184.Adjustments of taxable income support

  10. PART 9 ASSESSMENT AND SELF-ASSESSMENT

    1. 185.Adjusting total net tax deducted for purposes of sections 59A(1) and 59B(1) TMA

    2. 186.Recovery: adjustment of employee’s code

    3. 187.Repayment: adjustment of employee’s code

    4. 188.Assessments other than self-assessments

  11. PART 10

    COMMUNICATIONS

    1. CHAPTER 1 ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS: INTERPRETATION

      1. 189.Meaning of electronic communications etc

      2. 190.Specified date

      3. 191.Large and medium sized employers

    2. CHAPTER 2 ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS: GENERAL

      1. 192.Whether information has been delivered electronically

      2. 193.Proof of content of electronic delivery

      3. 194.Proof of identity of person sending or receiving electronic delivery

      4. 195.Information sent electronically on behalf of a person

      5. 196.Proof of delivery of information sent electronically

      6. 197.Proof of payment sent electronically

      7. 198.Use of unauthorised method of electronic communications

    3. CHAPTER 3 ELECTRONIC PAYMENT BY LARGE EMPLOYERS

      1. 199.Large employers required to make specified payments electronically

      2. 200.E-payment notices and appeal

      3. 201.Employer in default if specified payment not received by applicable due date

      4. 202.Default notice and appeal

      5. 203.Default surcharge

      6. 204.Surcharge notice and appeal

    4. CHAPTER 4 MANDATORY USE OF ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS

      1. 205.Mandatory use of electronic communications

      2. 206.Specified employers

      3. 207.Specified information

      4. 208.E-filing notice and appeals

      5. 209.Standards of accuracy and completeness

      6. 210.Penalties and appeals

    5. CHAPTER 5 METHODS OF PROVIDING INFORMATION ETC

      1. 211.How information must or may be delivered by employers

      2. 212.Modifications for electronic version of Form P160

      3. 213.How information may be delivered by Inland Revenue

      4. 214.How information must be provided by employees

      5. 215.Meaning of Form P45 and P46

      6. 216.Service by post

  12. PART 11

    SUPPLEMENTARY PROVISIONS

    1. Miscellaneous appeals

      1. 217.Appeals: supplementary provisions

    2. Certificate that sum due and payment by cheque

      1. 218.Certificate that sum due

      2. 219.Payment by cheque

    3. Transitional provisions, savings and revocations

      1. 220.Transitional provisions, savings and revocations

  13. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS AND SAVINGS

      1. PART 1 GENERAL PROVISIONS

      2. PART 2 SPECIFIC PROVISIONS

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      REVOCATIONS

  14. Explanatory Note

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