Before you can adopt RTI you must go through a process called payroll alignment. Basically, this is the process whereby you need to match information you hold about employees with that held on HMRC's systems.
We can do this for you too. How complex that is depends on the quality of the payroll information we have on our files about your employees.
There are some quirks too. The name filed must be an employee's legal name, so no Bob instead or Robert or Liz instead of Elizabeth
Additionally, there are some additional fields that HMRC will need that are new to the payroll process. These fields include contract hours per week and whether your employee has an irregular payment pattern or not
So the alignment process can be complex and depends on the quality of the data we hold for your employees.
To help cleanse the employee information we are launching an RTI centre on our award winning payroll portal at ePaysafe that will guide our business customers through the process of getting ready for RTI.