Changes to the Government Gateway

The government gateway that many businesses use to make online submissions for VAT Returns, EC sales lists, and CIS Returns is to be decommissioned on 14 February 2018. This will be replaced with a new platform.

HMRC PCThis change will affect some businesses using old software that currently integrates with the gateway to make online submissions.

SAGE have stated that Sage Accounts V24 is compliant with the new gateway, however V23 and below are not compliant. To find out your Version of Sage, click on Help at the top, click on About - and your version of Sage is shown under Program Details on the top left of the screen. Quickbooks online and newer desktop versions are compliant although older unsupported versions of Quickbooks desktop are not expected to work. Xero has confirmed it is already on the new platform.

Businesses that use the HMRC Gateway ID and password and enter data manually will not be affected by this change. However the login pages may look a little different.

If you have any concerns or questions please contact Jin Day, our Business Services Manager.