HMRC Update: planned MTD for VAT service downtime

Date Published: March 13, 2020

Category: News

HMRC has issued details of planned downtime, which will mean some services are unavailable.

To allow for scheduled maintenance, you will be unable to access some HMRC online services between 5:30 pm on Saturday 14th March and 5 pm Monday 16th March 2020.

During the downtime these services will be unavailable:

  • Agent Services subscription
  • Agent authorisation
  • Submission of returns
  • Business Tax Account view and change
  • Direct Debit

Additionally, the below service will be unavailable between 11:59 am on Saturday 14th March and 2 pm Sunday 15th March 2020:

  • Sign up for Making Tax Digital

The service availability page on is updated with details of the downtime, and any updates will be posted there first.

HMRC has apologised for any inconvenience this may cause.

How can we help?

To talk to the team about our MTD for VAT solution, BTCHub, call on 0345 241 5030 or email

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