Making Tax Digital – changes to the Agent Services Account
HMRC have contacted us about some recent changes to the Agent Services Account (ASA). The ASA allows agents to act on behalf of their clients for Making Tax Digital.
The changes are as follows:
You are now able to track the status of authorisation requests made in the last 30 days – this is where an agent has used the new digital authorisation route from ASA to authorise a new client.In response to user feedback, HMRC have renamed the ‘link your clients’ step to ‘copy your clients’. GOV.UK has been updated to reflect this – HMRC have also revised the ASA step by step guide to show this change.HMRC has delivered new functionality that shows agents the number of client authorisations that they have copied over from HMRC online services.
HMRC will continue to iterate the service in response to feedback.