Within one particular software package I was told that you can only set the package so that MTD Vat returns can be filed EITHER by client, OR by Agent, not by both. I am not certain whether this is peculiar to that package, or a constraint imposed by the MTD system. Elsewhere I'm getting conflicting results, so my question is:
If I sign up a client as agent, does that mean I always have to file his MTD vat returns.
If I arrange for clients to sign up directly, and then request agent authorisation through the (new) agent services account, does that cancel the client's ability to file his MTD Vat returns? Because if it does, then it means that I cannot be recognised as agent for anyone who files their own vat returns. That does not seem very viable.
Any help greatly appreciated.