Downtime to HMRC online services – Making Tax Digital for VAT affected

Mar 15, 2021

Do you use HMRC online services? Don’t be caught out by the planned downtime to some services. HMRC are warning about the non-availability of specific services on the HMRC website, a range of services are impacted. Check the relevant page for information on planned downtime. At present specific various MTD for VAT services are affected (see below).

HMRC is currently undertaking scheduled maintenance to make a number of iterative enhancements to the functionality of the MTD for VAT service. As a result of this maintenance, the following MTD VAT services are currently unavailable until 5pm Monday 15th March 2021:

  • sign up for the service;
  • submit returns;
  • ·view previous submissions and payment details;
  • set up new or cancel and amend existing direct debits;
  • review and update any business detail; and
  • access agent services.

The MTD for income tax service is not affected.