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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 26 Nov, 2018 Views: 2943
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: 1713
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: 1224
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: 1171
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: 899
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: 842
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: 800
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: 621
Where do I enter VAT filing credentials?
To enter and store your VAT filing credentials in TaxCalc, follow these steps: Go to Administration from the home screen. Select Applications from the left-hand menu. Select VAT Filer from the list of your products. Select Customise VAT filing from the left-hand menu. Click on Filing...
rating 30 Oct, 2018 Views: 426
How do I apply for authorisation to file through TaxCalc?
If you plan to use TaxCalc (or HMRC Online Services) to submit your clients’ VAT returns, you must sign up for HMRC’s VAT for Agents online service. To do this, read VAT online services for agents and Applying for client authorisation using HMRC Online Services on the HMRC website. Once...
rating 22 Sep, 2017 Views: 401

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