HMRC have told us that once again there has been a problem with the late issue of PVE notices to employers. Around 40,000 notices were recently sent out later than they should have been, some giving more than 15 (but less than 42) days' lead time and others giving a minimal lead time. Some were retrospective. HMRC apologise for the inconvenience this will cause. They also report that they have got to the bottom of the error that has been causing these problems, so it should not happen again. They have asked us to pass on the following message:
If you have received a late request (ie giving less than 42 days' lead time) from HMRC to start, stop or amend tax credit payments to one or more of your employees, please take the following action.
If you have already stopped making payments, for example because the individual no longer works for you, please check whether the date you stopped paying tax credits is the same as the date we have asked you to stop paying. If the dates are the same, you do not need to do anything.
If you are still paying tax credits to this person or you stopped paying or plan to stop payments on a different date from the one on the stop notice, please contact us on 08457 143 143 and tell us the date on which you stopped/will stop making tax credit payments.
If you can make the requested change on the date shown on the notice, please do so.
If you can make the requested change, but from a later date than the date shown on the notice, please contact us to let us know when you can make the change.
If you are not able to make the change at all, please return the notice to Tax Credit Office. They will contact you if they need any further information.
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