Real Time Information (RTI) was introduced in 2013 and does not change the way you calculate your PAYE, it will just require more frequent submissions. Rather than submitting PAYE Information once at payroll year end, you will now be required to do this each time you pay your employees.
Within the SmartDebit Pulse portal, our OWN SUN customers who have applied for a Credit facility on their SUN are able to use our SD Direct Facility which will allow them to process Credit files. Just like our Uploads function, Payer and Collection, we have a standard template that must be used when uploading a file into SD Direct.
Below is a copy of the standard template and the mandatory fields are highlighted in blue.
As you can see, the ‘Realtime Information Checksum’ field is not a standard requirement with the file template. The reason for this is that not all credit files that are processed through the portal are salaries, therefore this cannot be a mandatory field.
So how do you complete this field when processing Salaries?
If you submit your PAYE Information directly to HMRC before processing your salaries, you will not be required to complete this field within the file. However, if you do not submit directly, you will need to include this information when submitting your file. If you are unaware of what to input in the column, your accounting software will be able to provide you with the RTI information.
If you have any queries regarding Real Time Information Checksum, please do not hesitate to make contact with our Customer Service Team at firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively you can call on 01276 851820.