I created an Agent Services Account (ASA) a while back and linked it to my existing agent online services government gateway account.
I cannot for the life of me work out what I am supposed to do next. I thought initally that linking my old account to the new ASA would mean I do not need to sign up clients to MTD individually, but now I am not so sure. When I log in to my ASA, I see the following:
Start a new authorisation request or link your current clients to your account.
Ask a client to authorise you
Link your current Self Assessment and VAT clients to this account
If I select "Ask a client to authorise you", I then select "Report their VAT returns through software" and enter an existing client's VAT number and registration date. Then I get the message: "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."
If I select "Link...[etc]" and enter my old govt gatteway credentials it (righly) tells me the account is already linked.
Guidance appreciated from anyone who has successfully navigated this process already.