MTD downtime September 2019

HMRC has asked us to share the following message on scheduled maintenance to the Making Tax Digital (MTD) for VAT service.

‘This is to let you know that we will be undertaking scheduled maintenance to the MTD for VAT service from Saturday 21st September at 10:15 until Monday 23rd September at 16:00, during which time the MTD service for VAT will be closed.

During this period, customers and their agents will be unable to:

  • Sign up for Making Tax Digital for VAT,
  • Create an Agent services account (although all other Agent services will be available),
  • Submit VAT returns,
  • View previous submissions and payment details,
  • Set up new or cancel and amend existing direct debits,
  • Review and update any business details,
  • Access the Business Tax Account to view or change details.

There is also scheduled maintenance planned for this coming weekend which means customers may experience some intermittent issues with the MTD VAT and Income Tax services between 16:30 and 17:30 on Saturday 14th September and the services will be unavailable from 12:00am to 2:00am on Sunday 15th September.

Further details can be found on the VAT and ITSA service availability pages: