The purpose of an EPS is to provide HMRC with information about each employee's National Insurance contributions and tax deductions. The EPS is used to report values that can't be included on the FPS, claim refunds or make declarations to HMRC.
Submitting an EPS in Standard Payroll
- Go to Taxes and select Payroll tax (Take me there).
- Find the EPS filing that is Due now. If it's Overdue, the EPS will show the date it was supposed to be sent.
- Select the EPS and view the details.
- If this is your first time send an EPS, enter your HMRC credentials then select Submit. If the submission is successful, the status will change to Accepted.
Tip: Turn on RTI reporting and QuickBooks will submit an EPS to HMRC every time you run payroll.