What types of Electronic Submission are there?

The P11D forms have to be submitted to the HMRC office that deals with the PAYE affairs of the employer by the 6th July following the end of the tax year to which they relate. HMRC accepts these submissions in both a hard copy format and an electronic format. Electronic submissions are preferable to paper submissions as they are validated for accuracy by HMRC before acceptance. The information contained in the electronic submission is then processed and included in the employee’s tax code far more quickly when compared to the manual input of the paper copies.

There is now only one way to submit to HMRC electronically:

  1. File by Internet (FBI) submission via the Government Gateway in an XML format

In prior years you were able to submit via two other methods, although these have both now been deprecated:

  1. Electronic Data Interchange (EDI )route via a dedicated lease line
  2. Employer’s Electronic Communication (EEC) submission by 3.5” floppy disc

The P11D Organiser fully supports secure communication to HMRC via the Government Gateway for XML submission (sometimes called FBI – File By Internet).