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How is HMRC upholding the Standard for agents?

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HMRC has published an in-depth review on upholding standards for agents. The review sets out our approach and the statutory powers available to us when dealing with breaches of the Standard. It brings together contributions and examples of work from across HMRC and it’s the first time this information has been published in one place.

Authorisation to discuss Self Employment Income Support Scheme (SEISS) grants on behalf of your clients 

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We may not be able to talk to you about your clients’ SEISS grants unless we receive additional consent from them. This is because our existing process – the 64-8 agent authorisation – was not designed to cover the support provided in response to coronavirus, such as SEISS grants, so the usual taxpayer confidentiality rules apply. We require this additional authorisation to safeguard our customer information.