In this edition HMRC provide an update on the Tax Agent Strategy, guidance on managing the Self Assessment deadline on 31 October and information on the relaxation of reporting arrangements for small businesses.

The ATT is pleased to report that the fix put in place to allow Employers to change the status of their PAYE schemes under RTI to ‘annual’ seems to be working.

HMRC have provided another informal update on RTI, online end of year expenses and benefits service and a summary of responses to the consultation on 'Supporting customers who need extra help'.

HMRC have provided a further informal update regarding RTI, PAYE for employers, new helpline telephone numbers and a toolkit to minimise common errors to assist agents.

HMRC have provided a further informal update on RTI, the new online end of year expenses and benefits service and information on P11D(b) forms.

HMRC announce a new campaign to encourage the submission of outstanding returns.

HMRC announce a concession for late filed end of year PAYE returns, forms P11D, P11D(b) and P9D, where it has not been possible to submit due to failings in the online filing service.

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) has completed the annual refresh of the agent Toolkits to help reduce errors.

After a lengthy debate with the industry, HMRC have published some guidance for employers of harvest casuals and casual beaters. This is an important area for the agricultural and rural sector. It is good to see that the long standing agreements

HMRC have provided an informal update regarding free budiness advice, the Ministry of Defence's Reserves White Paper and the NI implications of Croatia joining the EU.