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Published on Wednesday, May 18, 2011
You can read more about the RTI Technical Pack here.
Fundamentally HMRC has delayed the release of the technical specification to support RTI Bacs which is likely to impact the timescales for testing, the pilot and the migration. However, employers will still be required to submit RTI by October 2013 to support Universal Credit. To make this possible HMRC will extend support for the EDI channel until April 2014 and enable RTI through this channel in time for the initial pilot in April 2012.
As such there will be three channels for submitting RTI:
RTI Bacs - for those who pay via Bacs (direct
Bacs software or payroll bureau)
RTI Internet - for non Bacs such as cash, cheque, CHAPS, Faster Payments and internet banking - this channel is known as the Government Gateway
RTI EDI - introduce new message types for existing EDI users (specification due in June 2011)
We'll keep you posted as things evolve. It's a fast moving project so we'll keep the updates coming as and when we know more.
Albany HMRC RTI Updates is an ongoing series about the new HMRC RTI initiative that is being implemented in the UK. As and when new information emerges, an update email will be mailed to those registered to receive them and a new blog posted on the Albany website. Previous update posts are provided below: