You or your clients can use software to send Income Tax updates as part of HMRC’s Making Tax Digital pilot.
As part of the Making Tax Digital pilot you may be able to send Income Tax updates to HMRC on behalf of your clients using software, instead of filing a Self Assessment tax return.
Sign up to use software to send Income Tax updates
First you’ll need to:
- set up an agent services account
- add clients to the account
You’ll then be able to sign clients up to take part in the Making Tax Digital pilot and use dedicated software to send Income Tax updates to HMRC on their behalf.
You can sign clients up to the pilot if at least one of the following applies:
- they’re a sole trader with income from one business
- they rent out UK property (excluding furnished holiday lettings)
Get software or connect existing software to the service
Contact your software supplier to check if your existing accounting software will allow you to send updates to HMRC throughout the year.
If it’s not compatible or you do not currently use any, other software is available.
If you need help
Check with your supplier if you need help using the software, for example with uploading business records, or sending updates to HMRC.
If you have any other queries about the Making Tax Digital pilot for Income Tax contact HMRC.