MTD service unavailable on a VAT filing day

On 7 January 2020, the GOV.UK website experienced a technical issue which prevented VAT return filing using the Making Tax Digital system. HMRC has given us the following message to share with affected users:

'Earlier today we experienced a technical issue which affected our digital services. As a result, the MTD service was unavailable for a period of time.

As the incident occurred on a VAT filing day (7 January) we advise that any customers who were unable to file today try again tomorrow. Customers, or those acting on their behalf, will not receive a penalty for filing their return tomorrow.

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused to those customers concerned.

Making Tax Digital Team'