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MTD - GRANT AUTHORITY

Do you have to grant authority each time you submit a return?

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Hi all,

Sorry this may be a silly question when setting up a client for MTD I thought I  read that the authority lasts for 18 months? When I went to file the 2nd return for a client I had to grant authority for my device again. I did this and the return filed ok have I got confused somewhere.....many thanks

 

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By JoF
22nd Oct 2019 10:37

Technically should last 18mths but some providers require you to do things slightly differently if just using their bridging v. filing from their software.

What are you using to file?

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By DianeC
22nd Oct 2019 10:42

Hi,
Thank you for your prompt reply, I am using excel

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By JoF
22nd Oct 2019 11:09

and?

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By DianeC
22nd Oct 2019 11:51

Hi it is the VT MTD add-in in excel

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By JoF
22nd Oct 2019 12:15

Ah now that is one piece of software that I was talking about - slightly different process for just using the software as bridging via the add in alone. Check out the instructions again and in mentions using a workbook. If I can find it I will add a link.

By the way - just an aside, folk on here do not like answering Qs posted anon. You will get much more help by just posting using your name. Anon postings are for senstive info (it tell you that when you post). Im feeling kind to the world today, albeit it probably wont last!

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By DianeC
22nd Oct 2019 12:54

Hi sorry I didn't mean to be anonymous! thank you for all your help

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By JoF
22nd Oct 2019 12:18
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By johnhemming
22nd Oct 2019 11:16

Most people find that it lasts 18 months. However, there are implementations where it goes wrong and then you end up having to get authorisations more frequently. If you answer JoF's questions we might be able to give you more information about this.

This is an issue which entirely relates to the implementation of the MTD software.

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By vtsoftware
22nd Oct 2019 12:19

VT MTD for Excel stores the authorisation code in the workbook you are using, so you should only need to grant authority every 18 months. From the user guide:

Follow the following tips if you don't want to grant authority more often than is necessary when using VT MTD For Excel:

· Use the same workbook for all the VAT returns for the same business, or save the current workbook under a new name just before you start a new return

· Use a different workbook for each different business

· Save workbooks whenever you are prompted to do so even if you appear to have made no changes. Behind the scenes the authorisation code is frequently renewed with HMRC and old codes are not valid

The authorisation code is stored on your PC if you are using authority granted by an agent services account, and the above comments do not apply.

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By DianeC
22nd Oct 2019 12:58

Hi thank you for the above, I will use the same workbook for the next returns

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