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Agents Becoming MTD for VAT Compliant with HMRC - 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 01 Aug, 2019 Views: 10245
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: 4902
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? Also,...
rating 17 Oct, 2019 Views: 3302
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 17 Oct, 2019 Views: 2725
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: 2257
403 Error when attempting to fetch for MTD VAT returns
The 403 error message is broken in to two parts. 403 error (Client or Agent not authorised) or 403 (Forbidden) TAX_PERIOD_NOT_ENDED If you are receiving the 403 error (Client or Agent not authorised), there are multiple reasons this error can be returned but HMRCs investigations have shown...
rating 01 Aug, 2019 Views: 1775
MTD VAT Video Tutorial for Agents.
With Making Tax Digital for VAT now in place, the below video is a walkthrough on how to use your existing VAT Filer product for MTD VAT submissions. Please note that we will be updating this article in due course to contain the supporting steps in written format.
rating 12 Apr, 2019 Views: 1708
Common MTD VAT errors
When processing MTD VAT returns, there are 4 common errors that users may encounter. HMRC believe these 4 errors alone account for 90% of errors encountered by end users. The information relating to the errors and possible ways to resolve have been listed below. Error 8508 - The VRN specified...
rating 17 Oct, 2019 Views: 1566
EC Sales List - Invalid VAT Registration Number
If you are using TaxCalc to file an EC Sales List VAT return and are receiving an error about the VAT Registration Number (VRN) being invalid, you will need to check that the VRN has been placed into TaxCalc in the correct format. Please note, if you are getting this error message for MTD VAT,...
rating 01 Aug, 2019 Views: 1479
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: 1195
Importing Data to VAT Filer from Microsoft Excel
VAT Filer continues to support importing Excel files with an extension of .xlsx and now supports xlsm, but files with an extension of .xls can no longer be imported directly. Users who have Excel 2007 or later can re-save the spreadsheet with an xlsx extension. Users with a pre-2007 version of...
rating 24 Feb, 2020 Views: 1162
How to use HMRC VAT APIs
What are APIs? HMRC have provided a method of obtaining information relevant to VAT Returns called Application Program Interfaces or APIs. This is the second part of their overall Digital transformation project known as Making Tax Digital (MTD). What data can be requested from HMRC? This...
rating 15 Nov, 2018 Views: 1141
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 29 Jul, 2019 Views: 1002
Error 500 (Internal Server Error) when fetching for MTD VAT Returns
When trying to Fetch Periods in VAT Filer in some cases you may receive an error message: '500 Internal Server Error'. HMRC’s guidance on error codes advises that any 500 codes (500 to 599) is an issue from HMRCs server as per the below extract: Errors We use standard HTTP status codes to...
rating 01 Aug, 2019 Views: 919
Where do I enter VAT filing credentials?
To enter and store your VAT filing credentials in TaxCalc, follow these steps: Go to Admin 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 Credentials. ...
rating 02 Aug, 2019 Views: 858

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