HMRC IT Upgrade planned for this weekend

HMRC have asked us to share the following message with members:

HMRC is upgrading some of its IT over the coming weekend, moving services to cloud-hosting so they are more stable and resilient. Most of HMRC's online services for business customers will be unavailable from 6pm on Friday 11 September until 7am on Monday 14 September, which also applies to customers using tax software packages. 

Full details of the services can be found here, which include the following:

  • Agent Services
  • Making Tax Digital for VAT
  • Making Tax Digital for Income Tax Self-Assessment

Taking advantage of the Cloud is helping transform how we operate. It is enabling us to build and run more resilient services, update them easily when we need to, and scale up quickly at peak times of the year.

We're not making changes to individual services over this period so they will not look different or have any new functionality when they are returned on 14 September.

We have planned thoroughly for this work over a number of months and considered the timing carefully in order to minimise any inconvience.

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