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HMRC Downtime Announced for Essential Services in February 2024


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In a recent update from His Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC), a scheduled maintenance period has been announced, impacting several key services. The planned HMRC downtime is set to occur on specific dates in February 2024, affecting crucial functions related to VAT registration and management.

Key Details for HMRC Downtime

From 5 pm on Friday, 9 February 2024, to 9 am on Monday, 12 February 2024, the VAT Registration Service will be temporarily unavailable, allowing HMRC to conduct necessary maintenance activities.

HMRC Downtime

Additionally, on Saturday, 17 February 2024, between 3:45 pm and 11:45 pm, certain services will be affected. These include VAT view and change, as well as VAT penalties and appeals. Users are advised to plan accordingly, considering the temporary unavailability of these services during the specified HMRC Downtime.

Services Impacted from HMRC Downtime

Furthermore, on Sunday, 18 February 2024, from 7 am to 10:30 pm, the following services will be impacted:

  • VAT Registration
  • Claim VAT Enrolment
  • VAT View and Change
  • VAT Penalties and Appeals

This planned HMRC downtime is a proactive measure by HMRC to conduct essential maintenance and ensure the smooth functioning of their systems. While these temporary service interruptions may inconvenience users, they are crucial for maintaining the efficiency and reliability of HMRC's online services.

It is recommended that users plan their activities around these specified timeframes to minimise any potential disruption. HMRC appreciates the cooperation of its users during this scheduled maintenance period and assures them that every effort will be made to restore services promptly.

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