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4489. What is the purpose of E-Filing an EPS (Employer Payment Summary)?
a. To reclaim payments from HMRC. The reclaimed amounts may include:
  • SMP, SPP etc Statutory payouts you have made to the employee.
  • CIS Deductions suffered.
  • NIC holidays.
b. To Inform HMRC of 'Future Periods of Inactivity'. For SMP,SPP etc reclaims the data is automatically compiled for you. Whereas for CIS deductions suffered and NIC holiday reclaims you need to fill in the figures yourself.

Please Note : The Percentage Threshold Scheme (PTS) which allows smaller employers to claim Statutory Sick Pay (SSP) is abolished from 6th April 2014.

Road Map To E-File an Employer Payment Summary (EPS)
E-Filing RTI -> E-file RTI FPS, EPS, NVR, YTD FPS -> EPS (Employer Payment Summary)
( 'E-Filing RTI' is the button positioned in the tasking zone menu at the top. It is the third button from the left )
Road Map To E-File an Employer Payment Summary (EPS) from the Dashboard Page
Dashboard -> Click on the Cross(x) in the EPS E-Filed column
( 'Dashboard' link is the link positioned above the tasking zone menu. It is the first link from the left )