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How can I adjust this month's FPS to correct an overstated tax position in an earlier month's FPS ?

In July's FPS submission I accidentally overstated the income tax that should be paid to HMRC by £2500. I subsequently re-submitted July's FPS with the correct tax, and have paid the correct amount to HMRC.

Unfortunately my HMRC PAYE portal now shows the higher, incorrect value that they expect me to pay, alongside the lower, correct version that I have paid, together with the balance of what they say I owe them (£2500)

HMRC have told me that I need to submit this month's FPS (September) with a tax position that is £2500 lower than it should be, and then pay the correct amount. By doing this the YTD figures for the charges and credits should be brought into balance.

I have no idea how to do this through Payroll. Please help !

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Best answer 02-07-2019

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QuickBooks Team

Hi mark.ellison, Incorrect submissions to HMRC can cert...

Hi mark.ellison,


Incorrect submissions to HMRC can certainly cause a few problems but there are a few ways they can be corrected.


The easiest and most straight forward would be a rollback to July when the original error was made. This would involve rolling your payroll back to the July period where you will be able to run the payroll again and submit a corrected FPS submission to HMRC which would in turn correct the figures they have on their system. A rollback to July however would mean that you would have to run and submit Payroll for August and September again.


To do this we would have to raise an internal request for the payroll to be rolled back so we would ask that you give us a call on 0808 234 5337 and raise that with one of our agents who will also be able to guide you through making a corrected FPS submission.


Regarding the alternative option given to you by HMRC of adjusting the tax values on the submission, we are unfortunately not able to change the tax values directly as they are generated automatically based on HMRC's rates in relation to gross pay entered in your payroll. You could however use HMRC's agent tools to make an adjustment to the figures but this would be done directly through your agent portal on the HMRC gateway.


Should you require further information, you can reach us through our Contact Us page





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QuickBooks Team

Hi mark.ellison, Incorrect submissions to HMRC can cert...

Hi mark.ellison,


Incorrect submissions to HMRC can certainly cause a few problems but there are a few ways they can be corrected.


The easiest and most straight forward would be a rollback to July when the original error was made. This would involve rolling your payroll back to the July period where you will be able to run the payroll again and submit a corrected FPS submission to HMRC which would in turn correct the figures they have on their system. A rollback to July however would mean that you would have to run and submit Payroll for August and September again.


To do this we would have to raise an internal request for the payroll to be rolled back so we would ask that you give us a call on 0808 234 5337 and raise that with one of our agents who will also be able to guide you through making a corrected FPS submission.


Regarding the alternative option given to you by HMRC of adjusting the tax values on the submission, we are unfortunately not able to change the tax values directly as they are generated automatically based on HMRC's rates in relation to gross pay entered in your payroll. You could however use HMRC's agent tools to make an adjustment to the figures but this would be done directly through your agent portal on the HMRC gateway.


Should you require further information, you can reach us through our Contact Us page