How do I reclaim SMP?

QB payroll is showing the SMP paid out and says we can claim back some £3800 but HMRC do not seem to use this information as they still show that we must pay the Tax and NI each month, even though it is less that the "credit" we have in SMP.  How can I claim this back from HMRC?  I am sure the RTI we submit each month from QB payroll does contain this information- but HMRC does not use it to reduce the payments they say are due when we look at our online HMRC account. 


Refer to for HMRC guidance

You should calculate the amount you want to reclaim from HMRC and enter the information on the EPS / FPS forms prepared by quick books before you submit them.

Quick Books does not calculate these amount automatically as the you will need to decide, based on HMRC guidance how much you can reclaim.

If you have 'failed to claim' then you should contact HMRC - rather than putting in a back dated claim without asking them.

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