RTI News – PAYE for employers: National Insurance Numbers without suffixes

Recent HMRC guidance states:

‘In response to some National Insurance Number Verification Requests (NVRs) and Full Payment Submissions (FPS) with missing or incorrect National Insurance numbers, HMRC issued some National Insurance numbers without the final letter (A, B, C or D) of the number.’
The issue of National Insurance numbers is currently on hold whilst HMRC investigate.

It is important to note:
You should use the National Insurance number supplied by HMRC. If the suffix has been omitted this should be left as a blank. Opera 3/Opera II does not require the space bar to be used in place of the suffix as the system will automatically ‘complete’ the field to the required length.

Please do not guess which letter (A, B, C or D) should be used. If you do not know the suffix this should be left as a blank.

Please refer to http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/news/paye-nino-without-suffixes.htm for further details.

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