Choosing HMRC recognised PAYE software: 2014 to 2015

From 6 April 2013 all employers (or their accountant, bookkeeper or payroll bureau) will need payroll software so that they can report PAYE information to HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) in real time.

You can send your PAYE reports online using HMRC's free Basic PAYE Tools, which is designed for employers with 9 or fewer employees, or by choosing a commercial payroll software product. There are various products available to help you manage your PAYE responsibilities. Below is a list of software products that have been tested and recognised by HMRC. HMRC updates this list regularly as HMRC test and recognise more products.

HMRC can't recommend 1 product over another, but if you decide to use software that has been recognised by HMRC, it will give you the reassurance that it has been tested by HMRC.

Suppliers of free commercial PAYE software

Free commercial software can only manage PAYE returns for employers with 9 or fewer employees.

Supplier's website

Product name

Submissions available

12Pay (Opens new window)
0854 834 0234

Express

Real Time Information - FPS, EPS, EYU, NVR

Hartigan Software Design Ltd (Opens new window)
01245 243800

RTI Lite

Real Time Information - FPS, EPS

IRIS Software (Opens new window)
0844 576 0726

IRIS Payroll Basics (Opens new window)

Real Time Information - FPS, EPS, EYU, NVR

IRIS Software (Opens new window)
0844 576 0726

Kashflow Payrol (Opens new window)

Real Time Information - FPS, EPS,

Payroo (Opens new window)
020 8450 7314

Free Payroll Star
Free Payroll Bureau
Free Payroll with CIS

Real Time Information – FPS, EPS, EYU, NVR
Outgoing - P6, P6B, P9, SL1, SL2, Notifications

Expenses and Benefits – P11D/P11D(b), P9D and P46 (Car)

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Suppliers of paid-for commercial software

Paid-for commercial software can be used by businesses with any number of employees.

Supplier's website

Product name

Submissions available

1 2 eFile (Opens new window)
020 8452 9516

RTI E-FILING Specialist

Real Time Information - FPS, EPS, EYU, NVR
Outgoing - P6, P6B, P9, SL1, SL2, Notifications

Expenses and Benefits - P11D/P11D(b), P9D, P46(Car)

12Pay (Opens new window)
0854 834 0234

12Pay Payroll -

Premium

Bureau

Enterprise

Real Time Information - FPS, EPS, EYU, NVR

Able Internet Payroll Ltd (Opens new window)

RTI Internet Payroll Star
RTI Internet Pay Bureau
RTI Internet Payroll Multi-Site
RTI Internet Payroll Elite
RTI Internet Payroll Employees
RTI Intranet Payroll IBM DB
RTI Internet Payroll / CIS Professional

Real Time Information - FPS, EPS, EYU, NVR

Outgoing - P6, P6B, P9, SL1, SL2 Notifications

Expenses and Benefits - P11D/P11D(b), P9D, P46(Car)

Accentra Technologies Ltd (Opens new window)
0845 456 7181

Accentra Payroll

Real Time Information - FPS, EPS, EYU, NVR

Outgoing - P6, P6B, P9, Notifications

Access Group (Opens new window)

PayrollSE

Access SelectPay

Real Time Information - FPS, EPS

Outgoing – P6, P6B, P9, SL1, SL2 Notifications

Access Payroll Services (Opens new window)
01295 222660

Paypoint

Real Time Information - FPS, EPS, NVR

Outgoing - P6, P6B, P9, SL1, SL2 Notifications

Accu-Man (Opens new window)
01507 668146

Accu-Man Payroll

Accu-Man Daily Harvest

Casuals

Real Time Information - FPS, EPS, EYU, NVR

Advanced Business Solutions (Opens new window)

OpenPeople

Real Time Information - FPS, EPS, EYU, NVR

Andica Limited (Opens new window)
0845 643 6500

Andica Payroll

Real Time Information - FPS, EPS, EYU, NVR

Athene Systems Limited (Opens new window)
0845 230 9803

Liberty Accounts

Real Time Information – FPS, EPS, EYU, NVR

AW-APPS (Opens new window)
0845 8698409

AW-APPS Payroll

Real Time Information - FPS, EPS, NVR

BDO

P11D Enterprise

Expenses and Benefits - P11D/P11D(b), P9D, P46(Car)

Beauchamp Computer Services Ltd (Opens new window)
0191 4274519

TriPay

Real Time Information - FPS, EPS, EYU

Benchmark Software Ltd (Opens new window)
01458 444010

PY2

Real Time Information - FPS, EPS, EYU, NVR

Bond International Software (UK) Ltd (Opens new window)
01293 787171

Payrite

Real Time Information – FPS, EPS, EYU, NVR

Bond Teamspirit (Opens new window)
01376519413

Teamspirit Payroll

Real Time Information - FPS, EPS, EYU, NVR

BrightPay (Opens new window)
0845 3004304

BrightPay Free
BrightPay Standard
BrightPay Bureau

Real Time Information - FPS, EPS, EYU, NVR

Cambrian Software (UK) Ltd (Opens new window)
0845 862 0149

Camsoft Payroll

Real Time Information - FPS, EPS, EYU

Capita Employee Benefits (Opens new window)
0114 273 7331

HartLink

Real Time Information - FPS, EPS, EYU, NVR

Outgoing - P6, P6B, P9, SL1, SL2, Notifications

Capium Limited (Opens new window)
020 7060 1199

Capium Payroll

Real Time Information - FPS, EPS

Carval Computing Limited (Opens new window)
01908 787700

Uniwage

Real Time Information - FPS, EPS, EYU, NVR

Outgoing - P6, P6B, P9, SL1, SL2, Notifications

Expenses and Benefits - P11D/P11D(b), P46(Car)

Celerity Payroll Services Ltd (Opens new window)
01273 615080

Payline Payroll and BACS Bureau

Real Time Information - FPS, EPS, NVR

Cintra HR & Payroll Services Ltd (Opens new window)
0191 478 7000

Cintra IQ

Real Time Information - FPS, EPS, NVR

Outgoing - P6, P6B, P9, SL1, SL2, Notifications

Concur UK (Opens new window)
01753 501 750

GlobalExpense P11D Suite

Expenses and Benefits - P11D, P11D(b)

Core International (Opens new window)
(0) 121 4562192

CorePay

Real Time Information - FPS, EPS, EYU

Crop-Ware Ltd (Opens new window)
01233 740 720

CropPayer

Real Time Information - FPS, EPS, NVR

Cyberaid Ltd (Opens new window)
01440 268 080

Cyberaid Internet Filing

Real Time Information - FPS, EPS, NVR

Outgoing - P6, P6B, P9, SL1, SL2, Notifications

DC Software (Opens new window)
0800 138 9075

P11D Submission Pro

Expenses and Benefits - P11D/P11D(b), P9D, P46(Car)

eFile Ready Ltd (Opens new window)
020 8452 9516

RTI E-FILING Specialist

Real Time Information - FPS, EPS, EYU, NVR

Outgoing - P6, P6B, P9, SL1, SL2, Notifications

Expenses and Benefits - P11D/P11D(b), P9D, P46(Car)

Fourth (Opens new window)
02075343700

TRG Advantage

Real Time Information - FPS, EPS, EYU, NVR

Outgoing - P6, P6B, P9, SL1, SL2, Notifications

Frontier Software Plc (Opens new window)
0845 370 3210

Chris21

Real Time Information – FPS, EPS, EYU, NVR

GEL Solutions Limited (Opens new window)
08448 794889

GEL RTI Online

Real Time Information - FPS, EPS

Greentree International Ltd (Opens new window)

Greentree

Real Time Information - FPS, EPS, NVR

Outgoing - P6, P6B, P9, SL1, SL2, Notifications

Hartigan Software Design Ltd (Opens new window)
01245 243800

RTI PRO
RTI Payroll for Pensions
RTI Payroll Standard

Real Time Information - FPS, EPS, EYU, NVR
Outgoing - P6, P6B, P9, SL1, SL2, Notifications

Housetracker (Opens new window)
07940546425

payrollservicepoint

Real Time Information - FPS, EPS, NVR

IAW Resources Ltd (Opens new window)
01952 400465

Ingenuity

Real Time Information – FPS, EPS, NVR

Outgoing - P6, P6B, P9, SL1, SL2, Notifications

Expenses and Benefits - P11D/P11D(b)

Intelligo Software Ltd (Opens new window)
0800 039 0116
Megapay UK

Real Time Information - FPS, EPS, EYU, NVR

Outgoing - P6, P6B, P9, SL1, SL2, Notifications

Intuit Ltd (Opens new window)
0808 168 1304

QuickBooks

Real Time Information - FPS, EPS, EYU

IRIS Software (Opens new window)

Farmplan EARNIE (Opens new window)

EARNIE (Opens new window)

IRIS Exchequer (Opens new window)

IRIS Payroll Lite (Opens new window)

IRIS Payroll Professional (Opens new window)

IRIS Payroll Business (Opens new window)

IRIS Bureau Payroll (Opens new window)

IRIS Payroll for Accountants (Opens new window)

GP Payroll (Opens new window)

Earnie IQ (Opens new window)

PAYE-Master (Opens new window)

Kashflow Payrol (Opens new window)

Real Time Information - FPS, EPS, EYU, NVR

Outgoing - P6, P6B, P9, SL1, SL2, Notifications

Expenses and Benefits - P11D/P11D(b), P9D,P46(Car)

Jaama Ltd (Opens new window)
0844 8484 333

Key2 Vehicle Management

Expenses and Benefits - P11D/P11D(b), P46(Car)

K3 SYSPRO Limited (Opens new window)
0161 876 4498

Equator 5.1

Real Time Information - FPS, EPS, EYU, NVR

Expenses and Benefits - P11D/P11D(b), P9D, P46(Car)

Keytime Objective Ltd (Opens new window)
0161 484 3500

Keytime Payroll

Keytime P11D Calculator

Real Time Information - FPS, EPS, NVR

Expenses and Benefits - P11D/P11D(b), P9D, P46(Car)

KPMG (Opens new window)
020 7311 3400

KPMG's P11D Solutions

Expenses and Benefits - P11D/P11D(b), P9D

Liberty Accounts (Opens new window)
0845 230 9803

Liberty Accounts

Expenses and Benefits -P11D/P11D(b)

Merit Software (Opens new window)
0845 8386 999

Merit Payroll

Real Time Information - FPS, EPS, EYU, NVR

Outgoing - P6, P6B, P9, SL1, SL2, Notifications

MidlandHR (Opens new window)
0115 945 6000

iTrent

Real Time Information - FPS, EPS, EYU

Outgoing - P6, P6B, P9

Miracle Dynamic Solutions Limited (Opens new window)
0845 634 5015

MiraclePay for Microsoft Dynamics NAV

Real Time Information - FPS, EPS, EYU, NVR

Outgoing - P6, P6B, P9, SL1, SL2, Notifications

Moneysoft Ltd (Opens new window)
08456 444 555

Payroll Manager

Real Time Information - FPS, EPS

Outgoing - P6, P6B, P9, SL1, SL2, Notifications

NGA Human Resources (Opens new window)
0800 035 0545

ResourceLink Aurora

Empower Payroll V5

Real Time Information - FPS, EPS, EYU, NVR

Outgoing - P6, P9, SL1, SL2, Notifications

Northgate Arinso (Opens new window)
01733 555777

Assessa

Expenses and Benefits - P11D/P11D(b), P9D, P46(Car)

Onsoft Computer Systems AS (Opens new window)
+ 4755986300

OCS Human Resource

Expenses and Benefits -P11D/P11D(b)

PAS Ltd (Opens new window)
0845 2577 113

P11D Organiser

Expenses and Benefits - P11D/P11D(b), P9D, P46(Car)

Payroll Business Solutions Ltd (Opens new window)
02085507758

Accord Payroll ver. 2.0

Real Time Information - FPS, EPS, EYU, NVR

Outgoing - P6, P6B, P9, SL1, SL2, Notifications

The Payroll Site (Opens new window)

The Payroll Site

Real Time Information - FPS, EPS

Pegasus Software (Opens new window)
0800 919704

Capital Gold

Pegasus Opera 3

Pegasus Opera 3 SQL

Pegasus Opera II

Pegasus Opera II SQL

Real Time Information - FPS, EPS, NVR

Profund Solutions Limited (Opens new window)

oPen Payroll

Propay

Real Time Information – FPS, EPS, EYU, NVR

Outgoing - P6, P6B, P9, SL1, SL2 Notifications

PTP Software Ltd part of IRIS Software Group Ltd (Opens new window)
0844 815 5530

Tax Expense

Expenses and Benefits - P11D/P11D(b), P9D,P46(Car)

Pyramid Human Resources Ltd (Opens new window)

01926 485085

Pyramid

Real Time Information - FPS, EPS, EYU, NVR

Expenses and Benefits - P11D/P11D(b)

QMS Ltd (Opens new window)
01483 429078

Paye2000

Real Time Information - FPS, EPS, EYU, NVR

Expenses and Benefits - P11D/P11D(b)

SAA Consultants Ltd (Opens new window)
01752 606000

REIMS ARTIS

REIMS BARTIC

REIMS RTI Service

Real Time Information - FPS, EPS, EYU, NVR

Outgoing - P6, P6B, P9, SL1, SL2, Notifications

Sage (UK) Ltd (Opens new window)
0845 111 5555

Sage 50 Payroll

Sage Instant Payroll

Sage One

Real Time Information - FPS, EPS, EYU, NVR

Outgoing - P6, P6B, P9, SL1, SL2, Notifications

Expenses and Benefits - P11D/P11D(b)

Snowdrop (Opens new window)
0800 694 0568

SnowdropKCS

Real Time Information - FPS, EPS, EYU, NVR

Outgoing - P6, P6B, P9, SL1, SL2, Notifications

Software for People (Opens new window)
01462 477 555

SfP World Service

Real Time Information - FPS, EPS, EYU, GNS

Outgoing - P6, P6B, P9, SL1, SL2, Notifications

Star Computers Limited (Opens new window)
01923 246414

Star Payroll Professional

Star Payroll Plus 2014

Real Time Information - FPS, EPS, NVR

Outgoing - P6, P6B, P9, SL1, SL2

Expenses and Benefits - P11D/P11D(b)

Sumtotal Systems UK Ltd (Opens new window)
01189 315 777

Sumtotal E-Filing

Real Time Information - FPS, EPS, EYU

Outgoing - P6, P6B, P9, SL1, SL2 Notifications

Thomson Reuters (Opens new window)
0800 1577 802

P11D

Expenses and Benefits -P11D/P11D(b)

Total Mobile Ltd (Opens new window)
02890 330 111

Total

Real Time Information - FPS, EPS, EYU, NVR

WCBS (Opens new window)

PASS

Real Time Information - FPS, EPS,EYU, NVR

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The PAYE Recognition Scheme - what it does and what HMRC have tested for

HMRC works with commercial software developers, who submit their products for testing.

HMRC have tested all the products listed above and can confirm they are able to correctly send to, or receive from, HMRC valid PAYE real time reports throughout the tax year. This does not mean they operate payroll calculations, only that they support your requirement to submit your payroll information online and in real time. Not all software includes all submission types but the following submission types, if available, are tested:

  • Full Payment Submission (FPS)
  • Employer Payment Summary (EPS)
  • Employer Alignment Submission (EAS)
  • NINO (National Insurance number) Verification Request (NVR)
  • retrieve National Insurance number verifications online

In addition the table above shows a list of commercial products that have successfully demonstrated the ability to: retrieve forms (P6, P6B, P9, SL1, SL2, and outbound Notifications over the internet

You need to decide which types of submissions your business will need before you choose your payroll supplier. You can find out more about these in the guide 'Payroll summaries you need to report to HMRC'.

Payroll summaries you need to report to HMRC

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Deciding which PAYE software is for you

HMRC can't recommend one commercial software product over another. But choosing a software product that's been recognised by HMRC can give you some reassurance that it has specific functionality, as outlined above.

Equally, HMRC can't give you support for commercial software products. If you have any difficulties or queries, you should take these up directly with the software developers or suppliers. HMRC isn't responsible for any loss, damage, expense or cost that arises from you using commercial software.

The listings above show you which products have been recognised by HMRC, and are split by whether the products are free or paid for, with each arranged alphabetically by the developer's or supplier's names. HMRC isn't responsible for, and doesn't necessarily endorse, any views expressed on commercial software providers' websites or promotional material.

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PAYE software and security

HMRC can't test the security of commercial PAYE software - if you have any questions about security, you should take those up directly with the supplier.

The suppliers have provided the contact details in the tables and HMRC cannot therefore guarantee that they are correct or assist if you are unable to contact them.

And if you want to use a digital certificate, you should check with the supplier whether the software you're considering will support it.

If you want to know more about the security of HMRC's systems which the commercial software connects to, you can find out more by following the link below.

How HMRC keeps you safe online

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