Online Agent Authorisation

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.