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Tuesday 13 March 2018

From 1 April 2018, all online Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings returns must be filed using the ATED digital service. Agents and their customers should register with HMRC now to use this service from 1 April 2018 (unless they have already done so).

The old-style online forms will be withdrawn on 31 March 2018 and can no longer be used.

BENEFITS OF THE ONLINE SERVICE

 Agents will be able to:

  • accept client’s authorisation requests online
  • see a list of all of their ATED clients in one place
  • send returns on behalf of their clients and manage their online accounts
  • manage their own list of clients within their organisation.

Customers will be able to:

  • fill in and send any ATED returns online
  • authorise their agent to act on their behalf
  • save and review their return before submitting it
  • view or amend returns that they’ve already sent to HMRC online
  • print a copy of a return they’ve already sent us
  • get instant access to their payment reference number
  • monitor their account, including any outstanding balance
  • save information from previous years, reducing the need to key in the same information again in later years
  • claim relief without the need to enter individual property details, saving valuable time.

HOW TO REGISTER FOR THE ONLINE SERVICE

Agents will need to first register their agency, then ask their client to register and authorise them, using a unique authorisation number. They’ll be asked to follow these steps during their online registration. This is a one-off registration and authorisation process, to enable agents to act on behalf of their client, for future years.

Once registered for the online service, customers and agents will get a new ATED reference number. This will be 15 digits long, beginning with the letter X. For example XLAT00000123456.

USING THE ONLINE SERVICE

Once registered, customers and/or agents can send HMRC their ATED returns from 1 April in that chargeable period.

Please Note: ATED returns can’t be submitted for any chargeable period before 1 April in that chargeable period (i.e. an ATED return for the 2018-19 chargeable period can’t be submitted before 1st April 2018).

When customers/agents send HMRC their ATED return using the online service, it will automatically:

  • calculate and show how much they need to pay
  • give them a payment reference number.

This reference number should be used to make their payment. They don’t have to wait for HMRC to send them a reference number by post.

FIND OUT MORE

You and your landlords can also view a recording of the Talking Points ATED meeting which includes a walkthrough of the registration process.