OverviewThe earlier year update function is used to report adjustments to any figure previously reported in real time to HMRC for individual employees. The earlier year update can only be submitted after 19th April following the tax year that should require alteration.
ProcessOnce the need for an adjustments has been identified, access the Earlier Year Update (EYU) from the following location:
Payroll Module Home> HMRC Data Exchange> Earlier year update (EYU)
• Enter the PAYE Company
• Select the correct tax year
• Select ‘ Submit new Earlier Year update
Select the required employee, put in the employee number and search. Select the required employee record to open the adjustment page.
• The EYU screen will display all the year to date figures that have already been submitted to HMRC on the last FPS file of the period in the column titled ‘Final FPS Submitted Value.’
• Add the adjustment value to the relevant field in the column titled ‘Adjustment Value.’ Select Edit to add the value.
The adjustment value is the difference between the amount already reported and the correct amount that should have been reported. I.e. £650 was reported on the last FPS however this should have £500. Therefore the adjustment amount should be £-150.00.
Select the save button at the bottom right of the screen to update the record and a pop up box will appear, click on OK.
Select the Earlier year update (EYU) screen from the HMRC Data Exchange menu
A list of the employees that have been submitted for an EYU will be displayed.
These can be amended by selecting the record, or add a new employee by selecting on the button at the bottom “Add New Employee”,
The adjustment values will be displayed in the Employees record in the column titled ‘EYU Submitted Value’
Once happy, select “Process and Submit”, a message will appear asking to select OK to submit.
This will take the user back to the main EYU screen where a message will be displayed confirming that the EYU has been submitted.
Once the file has come back from HMRC, the correlation ID will be displayed once the Company has been selected from the drop down list in the earlier year update (EYU) screen.