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HMRC has launched an online resource called 'Basic PAYE Tools' to help employers run their payroll systems. The online presence is to replace HMRC's Employer CD-ROM.

Basic PAYE Tools includes all the CD-ROM's interactive features plus an automatic update facility to ensure the tools are up-to-date with the latest information and figures.

If your business used the CD-ROM you will need to get the new tools for the remainder of the 2010-11 tax year and for future tax years. The tools can be downloaded by visiting

The change is a cost cutter as well as one that will bring more accurate information: HMRC will no longer be mailing hard copies of guidance, so these alerts are now the best - only - way to ensure you are up-to-date with PAYE issues.

This was first published in March 2011

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