HMRC’s online servers have crashed on the last day of a busy month. John Stokdyk reports.
An AccountingWEB.co.uk member experienced problems early on Friday morning while trying to submit a Corporation Tax return. The system failed to respond, and when he contacted the HMRC helpdesk, they informed him that all the department’s servers were down.
The HMRC online service availability page confirmed that the crash extended across all of its main tax processing systems: “Due to technical problems our service is temporarily unavailable. We are currently working with our IT partners to provide an urgent fix for the problem and apologise for any inconvenience caused.
However, the department said that users of commercial software can still submit Returns during this period.