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HMRC's digital developments

The background and latest news on HMRC's digital developments including links to ICAEW guidance.

HMRC's digital services

HMRC is moving towards a digital communication with taxpayers, businesses, agents and its staff and proposes to provide taxpayers and businesses with a personalised online account through which they will be able to file returns, pay taxes and make changes across all taxes in a single place.

Get involved

If you are interested in testing the new services as they are developed. Please contact the Tax Faculty.

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The services being developed are:

  • Your Tax Account for small and medium sized businesses
    a digital service that enables small businesses to access everything they need to manage their tax affairs in a secure online space
  • Digital SA for taxpayers
    a digital service for self-assessment taxpayers to access everything they need to manage their tax affairs in a secure online space.
  • PAYE for employees
    an online taxpayer facility to change tax codes - limited initially to car and car fuel benefits.
  • Agent Online Self-Serve (AOSS)
    a new secure registration service for agents, with an online authorisation process and agent home page for viewing client data.

Latest developments


Please note some Tax Faculty webinars are premium content, and you will need to be a Tax Faculty member to access them.

Identity Assurance - Verify

This is the new system to authenticate a citizen and enable each individual to access Government systems securely. The service will be extended to businesses and their representatives in due course.

For more information see:

Testing the new digital services

These new services are being developed in an agile way, which involves testing and making changes at each stage before launching the service more widely. For an outline of the phases of the design development, see the Service design phases - Government Service Design Manual.

HMRC - Useful links