Currently, an employer must renew its PSA each year with HMRC. HMRC has introduced bills to abolish this requirement effective April 6, 2018. The proposal calls for an agreement to become a lasting agreement that lasts year after year. CAW opinions on this bill sent to HMRC are available here. taxagents.blog.gov.uk/2019/06/25/paye-settlement-agreement-deadline-6-july-2019/ This means that employers will no longer have to renew their PPE each year as long as this permanent agreement remains correct. CIOT and TCA expressed disappointment that it does not intend to digitize the PSA system at this time. The CAW added that the current paper application process can be improved by providing a central e-mail box for receiving permanent agreement applications and requests for amendments. LITRG added that, when an electronic procedure is in place, HMRC should only be able to use electronic communications to protect digitally excluded employers if the employer has implemented the PPE electronically. An agreement can be reached before, during or after the fiscal year, but before July 6 after the end of the fiscal year for which it applies first. If circumstances change, read the “Edit or Cancel PSA” guide to Gov.UK, notify HMRC and sign a new P626. In this way, you can conclude a new permanent agreement. When an employer takes an PPE, the agreement is maintained. The points in the first PPE will form the basis for all agreements reached in subsequent years, until the employer or HMRC terminates the agreement or the employer submits a revised agreement.
An employer can change the items in an agreement during the year, see PSA2060. There is no objection to a revised agreement that will be reached at any time until July 6 following the fiscal year in question, but no agreement may include a brief HMRC consultation published in February 2018, which amends the PAYE Settlement Agreement (PSA) procedure to remove the requirement for employers to agree their PSA each year with HMRC and pave the way for a future online process. Ciot, ATT and LITRG responded to HMRC and welcomed the introduction of “permanent agreements” and expressed concern about the repeal of HMRC`s motivation to repeal an PPE of existing legislation. An employer can apply for an PPE at any time until July 5 after the end of the tax year on which it relates. However, it is best to apply before the start of the fiscal year to include in the agreement all eligible tax benefits. HMRC has issued P626s that will form the basis of the first permanent agreement. P626s will ask employers to agree on their permanent PPE based on the criteria for the 2017-2018 fiscal year.