HMRC has created a new Application User Interface (API) to send relevant information to end users. This is their first step toward Making Tax Digital (MTD).
You will be able to pull income from employment, as reported to HMRC by their employers through the PAYE process
Overview of the feature
As discussed in the above video, there are three steps for bringing your client's data into the SA100 Forms.
Step 1 - HMRC Authorisation
Navigation: Self Assessment >> Select a client >> Self Assessment Authorisation
Step 2 - HMRC Connect
Navigation: Self Assessment >> Select a client >> Edit SA100 >> HMRC Connect
Please note that the information imported from HMRC is from earlier submissions made for the clients. Please ensure that you check the accuracy of this information prior to creating the employment forms with this data.
Please be aware regarding the data that HMRC provides:
Data is only available for taxpayers who are registered for Self Assessment.
The majority of data will only be available once PAYE reconciliation has been completed. This is the process that determines whether the individual has paid the right amount of tax and, for PAYE-only taxpayers, results in a P800 in the event of overpayment or underpayment.
Reconciliation starts on or around 6 June and runs for around one million individuals per working night. It has usually completed by the end of November. Unfortunately it is not possible to know when reconciliation will be complete for a specific individual.