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Taxman agrees to streamline 64-8 process

21 September 2009
Issue: 4224 / Categories: News
Agents must send new authorisations to CAAT

HMRC have agreed to revamp the process by which they handle paper-based agent authorisations (64-8s), and to instigate a centralisation of the issue.

This follows a sustained period of pressure from the National Steering Group of Working Together, which led to the setting up of a joint agent/Revenue working party to look into the issue of 64-8s,

If the new process works, as the taxman believes it should, the whole agent community ought to benefit from the proposed streamlining.

To help make it work, agents will need to send all new authorisations, apart from the few exceptions shown on the back of the 64-8 form – including repayment applications - to the Central Agent Authorisation Team (CAAT) at Longbenton.

No other papers, returns or correspondence should be enclosed because this will cause delays. HMRC are also asking local staff to forward all 64-8s to CAAT.

Issue: 4224 / Categories: News
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