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The Your tax account exemplar aimed to provide an easy to use online tax dashboard for 5.2m small to medium enterprises.
|Department||Permanent secretary||Digital leader|
|HM Revenue and Customs||Lin Homer||Mark Dearnley|
Watch a short demo of the service, filmed January 2014:
Watch an update about the beta, filmed December 2013:
Watch a description of the exemplar:
The service passed its beta Digital by Default Service Standard assessment.
Seamlessly integrating a broad range of services within the account.
Enhance personalisation of user support.
Increase the functionality within the core service.
Scale the service to handle 5.2 million users.
Digital strategy statement
From the ‘HM Revenue & Customs digital strategy’ — December 2012:
a joined up experience for small and medium business customers, giving them the ability to perform a number of transactions with the department in a single place
Scope of exemplar
The aim of this service is to make filing tax easier for small to medium enterprises businesses. It is estimated this can save these businesses between as much as £17 million and £25 million next year. This service will provide improved tools and a tax dashboard for small businesses. Like all HMRC exemplar services, it will be built on the new digital tax platform.
Completed: Discovery — February 2013.
Completed: Tax platform alpha build — March to May 2013.
Completed: Development of private beta — June 2013 to January 2014.
Completed: Private beta — February 2014.
Completed: Public beta release — June 2014.
Service completed Digital by Default Service Standard assessment — March 2015.
Service goes live (depending on Service Standard assessment) — March 2015.