HMRC has made some improvements to the Agent Services Account (ASA). The ASA allows Agents to act on behalf of their clients for Making Tax Digital.
The changes are as follows:
- You are now able to track the status of authorisation requests made in the last 30 days – this is where an agent has used the new digital authorisation route from ASA to authorise a new client.
- In response to user feedback HMRC has renamed the ‘link your clients’ step to ‘copy your clients’. GOV.UK has been updated to reflect this and there is a revised ASA step by step guide that shows this change. The guide can be viewed here.
- HMRC has delivered new functionality that shows agents the number of client authorisations that they have copied over from HMRC online services.