MTD VAT service maintenance announced

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HMRC have announced that they will shortly be undertaking scheduled maintenance to the Making Tax Digital (MTD) service for VAT.

Customers will be unable to use the MTD VAT service from 4pm on Saturday 17th August to 4pm on Monday 19th August. During this period, customers will be unable to:

•           Sign up for MTD
•           Sign clients up for MTD
•           Submit returns
•           View previous submissions and payment details
•           Set up new or cancel and amend existing direct debits
•           Review and update any business or client details

The payments service will not be available during the downtime but will be open on ​Tuesday 20th August.

If you have queries regarding Making Tax Digital please visit our specialist MTD pages here.

Do you need extra information?

Ruth Corkin - Prinicipal - VAT and Indirect Tax Advisory at Hillier Hopkins

Ruth has been involved with VAT for over 30 years. She started her VAT career as a Customs and Excise Officer in Essex and then moved into consultancy with a variety of well-known accountancy firms. She is well known in the VAT world and is the proud author of many articles and technical works.

Contact Ruth at or on +44 (0)1908 713860

Based at the following office - Milton Keynes, Watford and London