Making Tax Digital services scheduled maintenance

Sep 07, 2020

HMRC has advised that it will be shortly be undertaking scheduled maintenance to HMRC’s various online services including Making Tax Digital for VAT and Income Tax Self-Assessment. This will take place between from 5pm, Friday 11 September until 9am, Monday 14 September.

During this period, all MTD for VAT services will be unavailable, including:

  • Agent service subscription;
  • Agent authorisation;
  • Submission of returns;
  • Business tax account view and change;
  • Direct debit; and
  • Sign-up service. 

During this period, all MTD for Income Tax Self-Assessment services will be unavailable, including: 

  • Agent service subscription;
  • Agent authorisation;
  • Submission of updated and returns;
  • Sign up; and
  • Business tax account viewer. 

This and other planned maintenance and upgrade activities are shown on the HMRC service availability and issues page on GOV.UK. HMRC is not making changes to individual MTD services over this period, so they will not look different or have any new functionality when they are returned on 14 September. HMRC apologises for any inconvenience this may cause.