Charities Online: service recognition process

The recognition process allows software developers to have their commercially available xml based products listed on GOV.UK.



To get HM Revenue and Customs recognition for your Charities Online software product you’ll need to run the sample data provided and send the xml files generated by your product to

You’ll also need to demonstrate your product’s ability to interact with the Government Gateway.

Published 1 January 2014
Last updated 19 December 2017 + show all updates
  1. Version 1.7 of the charities online recognition process has been added.
  2. The recognition process for the charities online service document has been updated.
  3. First published.