Outstanding RTI submissions
Normally HMRC respond to submissions almost immediately. However, sometimes HMRC have technical issues and the responses are delayed, and sometimes they lose the submission altogether and will never respond to it.
If you have submitted returns and have not received a timely response then we would recommend you wait and try to check for a response again later.
If you have still not had a response after 24 hours then it is likely that HMRC have lost your submission and will never respond to it, in which case you can make the program submit the return again (instructions below). We would strongly recommend waiting at least 24 hours before resubmitting. If you re-submit too soon and the original submission also goes through then that can cause problems, as sometimes HMRC “double up” the figures if they receive two similar RTI returns.
To remove an outstanding RTI submission and send it again:
- From the main menu in Payroll Manager click ‘Tools’ then ‘Online Filing’ then ‘Submission Log’.
- Click on the ‘Outstanding’ tab along the top of the window.
- Single click on the outstanding submission to highlight it, and then click the ‘Remove’ button at the bottom of the window.
- Answer ‘Yes’ to the question “Are you sure you want to remove this outstanding submission”, then click ‘OK’.
- Click ‘Pay’ then ‘Employer’s RTI schedule’ from the main menu in Payroll Manager and resubmit the RTI return.
Please be aware that if you choose to resubmit your return after the pay date then the return may be marked as being ‘late’. You should contact HMRC for reassurances on this matter before resubmitting.