Opportunity to volunteer to test HMRC systems
As reported in previous news items, HMRC agent services is designing a new agent authorisation process to replace the current pin in the post online agent authorisation system and there is a longer term objective of replacing the paper 64-8.
HMRC reported in a Talking Points webinar for agents on 12 August that it is nearing the end of the discovery phase of this project. HMRC will now develop a prototype (alpha phase) for testing prior to releasing private and public beta versions.
HMRC is seeking agent volunteers to test this and other new system developments and has set up a facility for agents to register as a volunteer. There is no downside to registering as agents can choose whether or not to participate as each project arises.
HMRC seem to think a 64-8 allows them to issue a tax return to the agent as opposed to the taxpayer if they so wish.
I assume they are wrong but if correct how does one authorise correspondence but not the tax return issue address. There is nothing on the form which allows one to opt for one without the other
HMRC seem to believe a 64-8 allows them to send a tax return to the agent as opposed to the taxpayer. Is this correct. I believe not.