I'm sure this has been discussed numberous times but I have just come up against ANOTHER hiccup when signing up clients for MTD.
I have been signing up my clients ASAP after the last VAT return has been submitted so, if I have submitted the VAT return for quarter ended 31.05.19, I've been registering the client for MTD where required. Doing so earlier presumably will presumably stop me from submitted returns on the "old" system.
The problem I have encountered is that, in doing so, HMRC seem to be temporarily suspending the direct debit instruction so the VAT goes un-collected and VAT default surcharge is incurred. The relevant dates in the last case were, VAT return (qtr ended 30.04.19) submitted 09.05.19, client registered for MTD on 15.05.19, confirmation email from HMRC that MTD registration successfully completed 17.05.19, VAT direct debit not collected on 10.06.19, called VAT helpline today and they confirmed direct debit for MTD is in place.
Is this a problem anyone else has encountered and what is the concensus on the best time to register a client for MTD? I am finding the process pretty frustrating!