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How to send VAT Returns to HMRC under Making Tax Digital (MTD)
Before you can submit VAT Returns under the new Making Tax Digital (MTD) service, you need an Agent Services Account. This will allow you to access new and future HMRC online services and will mean that TaxCalc can retrieve and submit VAT Return data to HMRC. If you already have an Agent...
rating 15 Nov, 2018 Views: 4950
What is the HMRC API?
When you authorise TaxCalc to connect to HMRC, we use a method of obtaining and submitting information called Application Programme Interface (APIs). The API approach will see HMRC: Promoting a ‘third-party software first’ approach for businesses and agents Giving greater access to APIs ...
rating 21 Mar, 2019 Views: 3475
Becoming MTD Compliant with HMRC For Agents - Step by Step guide.
HMRC wants to transform the tax administration to be more effective, more efficient, and make it easier for taxpayers to get their tax right. Making Tax Digital (MTD) for VAT becomes mandatory for businesses on 1st April 2019. This means that businesses who have an annual turnover of over £85,000...
rating 13 Mar, 2019 Views: 2993
64-8 Setup, Usage and Guidance
The below information will go through the process of applying for authorisation to act on behalf of your clients. The heading below will allow you to skip to the relevant section (if applicable): Completing the 64-8 form. What happens after successful activation of the 64-8? Potential issues...
rating 04 Feb, 2019 Views: 1789
1046 Authentication error for VAT Filer
If you receive this error message it means that one of the following is incorrect: HMRC user ID HMRC password VAT Registration number Check HMRC gateway account, the postcode of the client is the same as in Taxcalc. If you are an agent, is there an 64-8 in place for the client? There are...
rating 15 Nov, 2018 Views: 1683
TaxCalc and Making Tax Digital (MTD) for VAT
We have been working hard to update our software to ensure that we are ready to help you view and submit VAT Return data to HMRC using the new MTD system. In short, Making Tax Digital (MTD) means that taxpayers will be required to submit data electronically to HMRC on a regular basis. From 1st...
rating 17 Oct, 2018 Views: 1652
VAT Registration Number Invalid Error
When trying to submit the EC Sales List VAT return, the following error can occur: Invalid VAT Registration Number Please see the link for VIES VAT number validation that allows for the VAT registration number to be checked to confirm whether or not it is a valid entry. If the VAT...
rating 15 Sep, 2016 Views: 997
Can I file an EC Sales List return for my client?
You can file an EC Sales List (ESL) return through VAT Filer as long as you're authorised to act as the agent for this. To appoint an agent, the client will need to follow these steps: Register for the ESL service. Log on to the HMRC Online Services. Appoint the agent using the Agent...
rating 30 Jan, 2015 Views: 968
Importing VAT data on Mac OSX or Linux
As of the tax year release (8.0.022) TaxCalc made changes that affect the import of Excel and CSV files into the VAT Filer module on Mac and Linux systems The TaxCalc MTD VAT import wizard now supports importing directly from an Excel formatted spreadsheet file on Mac or Linux based systems....
rating 26 Mar, 2019 Views: 753
Replacement of 0845 numbers with 0345 ones
We have now fully replaced our 0845 numbers with 0345 equivalents. We have switched only the initial two digits in every case so, for example, our main support line has changed from 0845 5190 882 to 0345 5190 882. Almost all customers will pay slightly less for a call to these numbers than they...
rating 19 Nov, 2015 Views: 668

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