Employer Payment Summary - Gateway Submission Error:

'Number: 7940  -  Type: Business'

Article ID: 2025251                      Last updated:  31 March 2021


When submitting an Employer Payment Summary, you may encounter the following error:

EPS Error 7940

Cause and Solution

If you are claiming (or have claimed) Employment Allowance in the current payroll year, then you must specify that you are claiming De Minimis State Aid and inform HMRC to which business sector your company belongs.


Note:  If you intend to claim Employment Allowance again for 2021/22 (from 6 April 2021), then you must submit another EPS at the start of the new year to do so.

Full details can be found in Section 3.10 of the Payroll Year End Guide.




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