Online authorisation inconsistencies

What is so special about PAYE services that make them especially deserving of different treatment to all other services when applying for online authorisation?

I refer to the address to which the authorisation code is issued, in the case of company employers.

For other services, the code is sent to the company's registered office.  For PAYE services it is sent (if different) to a business address that they hold on the PAYE record.  If there is some valid security reason why the code should not be sent to the registered office, why does that security reason not hold equally valid for (eg) CT services?

Roll on the day when agents can self-certify.

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taxhound's picture

I would also like to know

taxhound | | Permalink

I would also like to know why an online authorisation is not deemed to be enough for PAYE.  If you want to speak to them about a client, you also have to have a paper 64-8 in place.  WHY??

johnjenkins's picture

Must admit

johnjenkins | | Permalink

I've had no trouble registering clients on-line for any services. PAYE and VAT, for some reason - it has to be security driven, always ask for the business address, or where the business is trading from. On the clients that we do the payroll we get all the post with no problem.

kevinringer's picture

I would like to know ...

kevinringer | | Permalink

... why PAYE on a 64-8 also covers CIS, but they are separate on a FBI2. This means that if 2 seperate agents were appointed (how likely is that?) then only one could be authorised for offline HMRC contact.

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