Making Tax Digital scheduled maintenance, 8 July 2019

Jul 08, 2019

In what will be a busy month for businesses signing up to Making Tax Digital (“MTD”) for VAT for the first time, HMRC have contacted us to advise that later this week it will be undertaking some scheduled maintenance to the MTD VAT service.

As a result, the service will be temporarily closed from Saturday 13 July from 7.30pm to 8.30pm and Sunday 14 July from midnight to 2.00am. During these periods, taxpayers and agents may experience some intermittent disruptions to both the VAT and income tax self-assessment services. HMRC are advising that if you experience any problems please try again after the scheduled maintenance is due to finish.

HMRC also have advised that the vast majority of taxpayers that have signed up (or have been signed up by an agent) to MTD are now able to view their VAT Certificate in their Business Tax Account (HMRC online services).

The functionality for agents to access this information will be delivered in August, in the meantime they should call the VAT helpline to request the information. The functionality for a small number of taxpayers with non-standard accounting periods will be delivered later this year; date is to be confirmed.