HMRC has published Tax Simplification Newsletter 30 to coincide with the deadline for compulsory e-filing by pension scheme administrators which came into effect on October 16 2007. The newsletter provides details on the prescribed format for online filing, lists the forms that will become obsolete from 16 October 2007, contains guidance for schemes affected by the recent postal dispute, and explains who should notify HMRC of a scheme wind up in various different scenarios.

HMRC has also published an updated guide for scheme administrators using the Pensions Online Service. The guide explains the role of the scheme administrator, how to access and use the online service, and gives more detailed information on electronic filing.

To view the newsletter, go to  http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/pensionschemes/news.htm. The separate guide is available at  http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/pensionschemes/online-user-guide.pdf.