I know that many agents rely on this blog to catch up on the latest news about AOSS so I thought I would let you know more about what we have been doing.
In my last blog I celebrated the 50th edition of Agent Update and mentioned that we have extended the opportunity to volunteer to take part in testing Agent Online Self Serve (AOSS) private beta to 11 December 2015.
From the testing over the summer and as we move towards a public beta service for PAYE liabilities and payments and the future extension to SA, VAT, and CT, we are now looking for agents volunteers with no more than 200 clients within each individual service in these tax regimes to ensure service that performs well. The full list of services are listed on the ‘Services you can use’ section of ‘Your HMRC services’ after you log in to HMRC online services for agents, for example Construction Industry Scheme (CIS) for Agents and VAT EU Refunds for Agents.
We currently have more than 1200 agents involved in testing the private beta service who have provided us with valuable feedback and suggestions. This has included enhancements to the PAYE views and clarification on Government Gateway Agent IDs. We have also added a new Agent Homepage for agents involved in the testing which provides access to view PAYE liabilities and payments for your employer clients as well as HMRC online services.
It's not too late to get involved in helping us shape the future of AOSS so if you think you meet the current criteria please complete this questionnaire to get involved.
Agents with over 200 clients who have volunteered to join the current private beta trial will be contacted and where possible will be invited to test future services in the pipeline to be developed.
If you can’t join the trial, you can still get involved by giving us your feedback on the final slide of the updated prototype screens or you can always leave your comments about AOSS on this blog.