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I am an accountant & I've just found out one of my clients

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I am an accountant & I've just found out one of my clients has been employing an apprentice for the lat year. All his other staff are self employed & he doesnt take a salary from the business so no payroll has been in place. I have registered now for him to be come and employer but when do I start the employment from ? This month or back date to aug 18. The apprentice is only on a salary of £6734pa so no tax due
JA: Are you filing as a sole proprietor or independent contractor?
Customer: sole proprietor of a limited company
JA: Anything else you want the Accountant to know before I connect you?
Customer: no

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Many thanks

Thank you for your question.

If you have just registered your client as new employer for PAYE, then you should show start date for RTI as this month.

Otherwise you would need to file monthly returns for last tax year and final year end return.

Your client should have registered for PAYE scheme last year as he had an employee earning more than £118pw.

You would still report payments to apprentice as payroll cost when completing company tax return.

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Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Ok thanks. Will there be a penalty for not filing for the last year?

Thank you for your reply.

HMRC may levy a late filing fine. If you were to explain to them that the company is new and failed to register on time. Having said that there was no tax to be deducted. HMRC may be receptive to waiver of penalty. I hope this is helpful. and other Tax Specialists are ready to help you
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Great, thank you

I thank you for accepting my answer.

Best wishes.