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HMRC online gForms can now be viewed before completion

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Published: 30 Aug 2022 Update History

HMRC has improved functionality around gForms to allow the entire form to be viewed before completion.

A common frustration when completing HMRC online forms is that it is not possible to see the entire form before completing it. It is often discovered part way through completing a form that all of the information required is not to hand.

It is now possible to view the whole of an HMRC gForm by inserting the URL into the following link template:

https://www.tax.service.gov.uk/submissions/new-form/specimen-INSERT-URL-HERE.

For example, this Tax Service page gives access to a dummy version of the form Send details to support R and D tax relief claim for SME.

Most gForms have save and retrieve functionality and allow agents to work on multiple versions at once. The older iForm technology does not have this functionality.

It should be noted that the actual forms are dynamic, while specimen links are linear. This means that most screens are shown on the specimen link. However, when taxpayers (or agents) are actually completing the form, they may not be required to fill out as much information, depending on the dynamic journey logic.

The current list of live journeys is:

  • adjudicators-office-complaint-or-review
  • agree-to-repay-self-employment-income-support-scheme-grant
  • apd2-air-passenger-duty-return
  • apd2-air-passenger-duty-return-previous-year
  • apply-customs-comprehensive-guarantee
  • apply-duty-deferment-account
  • apply-for-action-to-protect-your-intellectual-property-rights
  • apply-for-advance-payment-statutory-parental-bereavement-pay
  • apply-for-advance-payment-statutory-parental-bereavement-pay-auth
  • apply-for-advance-payment-statutory-parental-bereavement-pay-unauth
  • apply-for-alternative-dispute-resolution-to-settle-tax-dispute
  • apply-for-certificate-of-residence
  • apply-for-partial-exemption-special-method
  • apply-for-transfer-of-residence
  • apply-guarantee-waiver
  • apply-to-extend-your-application-to-protect-your-intellectual-property-rights
  • c117-apply-for-aeo
  • c117-apply-for-aeo-noneu
  • c118-1-1-apply-for-aeo
  • c118-1-1-apply-for-aeo-noneu
  • c118-1-2-apply-for-aeo
  • c118-1-2-apply-for-aeo-noneu
  • c118-1-3-apply-for-aeo
  • c118-1-3-apply-for-aeo-noneu
  • c118-2-apply-for-aeo
  • c118-2-apply-for-aeo-noneu
  • c118-3-1-apply-for-aeo
  • c118-3-1-apply-for-aeo-noneu
  • c118-3-2-apply-for-aeo
  • c118-3-2-apply-for-aeo-noneu
  • c118-4-apply-for-aeo
  • c118-4-apply-for-aeo-noneu
  • c118-5-apply-for-aeo
  • c118-5-apply-for-aeo-noneu
  • c118-6-1-apply-for-aeo
  • c118-6-1-apply-for-aeo-noneu
  • c118-6-2-apply-for-aeo
  • c118-6-2-apply-for-aeo-noneu
  • c118-6-3-apply-for-aeo
  • c118-6-3-apply-for-aeo-noneu
  • c118-6-4-apply-for-aeo
  • c118-6-4-apply-for-aeo-noneu
  • ce930-gas-as-road-fuel
  • challenge-a-childcare-decision
  • change-an-xi-eori
  • change-or-cancel-duty-deferment-account
  • claim-alcoholic-ingredients-relief-online
  • claim-statutory-parental-bereavement-pay
  • claim-vat-refund-if-not-vat-registered-vat126
  • corporate-interest-appoint-company
  • corporate-interest-return
  • corporate-interest-revoke-company
  • declare-cash-you-carry-into-or-out-of-great-britain
  • declare-cash-you-carry-into-or-out-of-northern-ireland
  • declare-your-business-is-not-required-register-making-tax-digital-vat
  • declare-your-business-trades-in-northern-ireland
  • election-exemption-tax-uk-capital-gains-civ
  • election-exemption-tax-uk-capital-gains-civ-auth
  • election-exemption-tax-uk-capital-gains-civ-unauth
  • election-exemption-tax-uk-capital-gains-companies
  • election-exemption-tax-uk-capital-gains-companies-auth
  • election-exemption-tax-uk-capital-gains-companies-unauth
  • enquire-plastic-packaging-tax
  • get-an-xi-eori
  • get-help-with-tax-issue-as-mid-sized-business
  • ho10-fuel-removed-from-warehouse
  • ho930-biofuels
  • ipt100-insurance-premium-tax
  • make-a-comment-or-complaint-about-hmrc-consultations
  • make-claim-for-extended-loss-carry-back
  • notification-errors-vat-returns
  • notify-hmrc-about-a-qualifying-asset-holding-company
  • notify-hmrc-about-an-uncertain-tax-treatment
  • notify-intent-to-disclose-cjrs-overclaim
  • plastic-packaging-tax-return
  • provide-bank-details-for-uk-vat-registered-overseas-trader
  • reclaim-nonuk-resident-stamp-duty-land-tax-surcharge
  • reclaim-nonuk-resident-stamp-duty-land-tax-surcharge-auth
  • reclaim-nonuk-resident-stamp-duty-land-tax-surcharge-unauth
  • record-claims-statutory-parental-bereavement-pay
  • register-as-bingo-promoter
  • register-for-aggregates-levy
  • register-for-air-passenger-duty
  • register-for-duty-on-biofuels-and-other-fuel-substitutes
  • register-for-duty-on-gas-for-use-as-road-fuel
  • register-for-fuel-duty
  • register-for-insurance-premium-tax
  • register-for-landfill-tax
  • register-for-plastic-packaging-tax
  • register-gaming-duty
  • register-non-resident-company-for-corporation-tax
  • register-non-resident-company-for-corporation-tax-unauthenticated
  • repay-eat-out-to-help-out-scheme-payment
  • repay-self-employment-income-support-scheme-grant-money
  • report-a-suspicious-hmrc-phone-call
  • report-goods-that-may-infringe-your-intellectual-property-rights
  • request-a-plastic-packaging-tax-repayment
  • request-a-plastic-packing-tax-repayment
  • request-growth-support-for-mid-sized-business
  • request-pension-scheme-tax-refund
  • review-self-employment-income-support-scheme-grant-amount
  • seiss-tell-hmrc-about-amendment-to-tax-return
  • send-details-to-support-r-and-d-expenditure-credit-claim
  • send-details-to-support-r-and-d-tax-relief-claim-for-sme
  • send-your-aggregates-levy-return
  • send-your-bingo-duty-return
  • send-your-gaming-duty-return-online
  • send-your-landfill-tax-return
  • send-your-lottery-duty-return
  • settle-disguised-remuneration-as-individual
  • support-claim-for-creative-industries-tax-relief
  • tell-employee-not-eligible-statutory-parental-bereavement-pay
  • tell-hmrc-about-changes-to-registration-with-vat-import-one-stop-shop-in-eu
  • tell-hmrc-paye-settlement-agreement-amount
  • tell-hmrc-you-are-registered-for-vat-import-one-stop-shop-in-eu
  • tell-hmrc-your-organisation-failed-to-prevent-the-facilitation-of-tax-evasion
  • tell-hmrc-your-organisation-has-stopped-trading-or-has-never-traded
  • transitional-simplified-procedures
  • transitional-simplified-procedures-chief
  • transparency-election-cap-gains-tax-civ

HMRC is adding new journeys to this list each month.

 
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