Has anyone established whether an agent can sign a client up for MTD? If so, how?
I have been very much in the 'wait and see what happens' camp though I am 100% sure it will happen I'll let the bugs get squashed first before jumping in with my 70+ vat clients.
However, after receiving MTD Update for Agents #2 this morning I thought I would have a look again at my MTD agent account and follow the link to sign my practice up as a 'client'.
First thing is to input vat number and date of registration, which means logging in to existing (old) agent account to find that out. Bare in mind all clients have been linked but due to the amazing HMRC system not only can you not see your list, you can't 'pull' the info across such as date of reg.
Anyway, next screen states:
This client has not signed up to report their VAT returns using software - You cannot ask for authorisation from this client until they have signed up.
Hence my question - please for the love of all that is holy someone tell me there is a way for me to sign them up to MTD when the time comes and that I don't have to get them to do it themselves - which as anyone running a practice like mine will know will be a gargantuan and next to impossible task.