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How to setup Direct debit for MTD

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Anyone know how to setup a direct debit for a client thats registered for MTD

the old agent account no longer lets me do this, and the new agent service account doesnt have the option?

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By bettybobbymeggie
06th Dec 2019 15:47

stig247 wrote:
the old agent account no longer lets me do this

Mine does, are you sure yours doesn't?

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By stig247
06th Dec 2019 16:07

it shows the link to set up direct debit instruction

when i click on it give me the error ;

Making Tax Digital for VAT
Your client has signed up for Making Tax Digital for VAT so you cannot submit their returns using VAT online services.

In order to submit VAT returns for your client under Making Tax Digital you'll need:

an agent services account - this is different to your HMRC online services for agents account
software that's compatible with Making Tax Digital for VAT that can link to your client's digital records

think il give hmrc a ring on monday

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Jennifer Adams
By Jennifer Adams
08th Dec 2019 19:15

Could you let us know what HMRC says please? I cant set one up either

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By johnhemming
09th Dec 2019 06:55

There is an interesting legal point about direct debits which is that although an agent may be appointed as a tax agent that does not necessarily mean that the agent is given payment authority by the client.

The action of typing in the sort code and account number is not just a question of providing tax information, but requires the authority of someone who is authorised to instruct payments.

I wonder if that issue lies behind some of the changes where (I don't know).

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