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Client/adviser relationships

19 April 2016
Issue: 4546 / Categories: News
Client/adviser relationships are not at risk, says HMRC.

More than 90% of agents can and want to use digital services and 95% already file online, according to HMRC’s agent blog.

Toni Clark wrote that digital tax accounts would enable agents to view and manage their clients’ tax affairs in one place, if clients allowed them to do so.

She acknowledged that many taxpayers appoint a tax adviser and said Making Tax Digital (MTD) was ‘not intended to change the professional relationship that exists between clients and their advisers’.

Ms Clark added that agent online self serve (AOSS) was working with MTD to enable access to business digital services. This would be done using third party software or web interfaces. Some 1,000 agents already use an AOSS private beta service to view employer clients’ PAYE liabilities and payments. HMRC is planning to invite more agents who meet the criteria to take part in this trial.

Issue: 4546 / Categories: News
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