When setting up a new P11D Organiser system, many customers import a wide range of cars and their assignments as a 'start point' from which to start managing their employees and the fleet of vehicles provided to them. As the P11D Organiser marks newly imported and assigned cars as 'ready for submission to HMRC', any car assignments that have already been notified to HMRC will need to be marked as such within the system to create a valid start point and avoid them being submitted again. There is a simple process that can be undertaken to mark all cars as submitted within the software before moving forward:
Ensure you are at the 'Employer Level' of the software by selecting the Employer Icon
Go to the Reports Wizard
Select '3. Periodic' from the left menu, and 'P46 (Car) 2016/2017' from the report list on the right panel & click "Next" to continue
Select 'Everybody' from the next stage of the wizard (Scope) & click "Next" to continue
Select 'All Tax Year' from the next stage and click "Next" to continue
Select "File" and choose "PDF" as the format and "Finish" to continue
Choose a location for the files to be stored (a new folder on your Desktop or similar)
Ensure that the 'Concatenate' tick box is selected, that the number in the 'batch' option is set higher than the number of cars in your system (set it to 5,000 to be on the safe side) and click OK
The software will now generate a single PDF file in the chosen location and present a dialogue asking if you you want to mark all the P46 (car) reports as printed - ensure you answer YES to this.
The system will confirm that the report has been sucessfully saved.
You can now check there are no cars ready to be submitted to the HMRC Government Gateway by selecting the 'HMRC Filing' option from the top menu, and then 'P46 (car) Filing By Internet - FBI'. From the dialog that appears, ensure the 'Exclude all printed p46(car)' box is checked, and click "Prepare Submission" at the bottom.
You should see a confirmation dialogue that the submission is empty (as below)
If you wish to create or view a report of the records that have been included in this process, select the Periodic report, "P46 (Car) Movements by Employee REPRINT" which will confirm all the car change/movements records:-
Having now created this clear demarcation, any subsequently added P46(car) records will be automatically recognised and sent in any subsequent P46(car) filing by internet returns that are made. These subsequent "car movements/changes" will include records for; replacement cars, cars withdrawn and cars provided for the first time.