If you make VAT payments through direct debit, you cannot sign up in the seven working days leading up to, or the five working days after your VAT return is due.
2. Connect FreeAgent to HMRC
After signing up for MTD for VAT with HMRC, log in to your FreeAgent account and select 'Connections' from the drop-down menu at the top right of the screen.
Select ‘Manage HMRC connections’ in the ‘HMRC connections’ section. Please note that only users with full (level 8) access will be able to see the ‘HMRC connections’ section.
Select ‘Connect FreeAgent to HMRC’.
You'll be redirected to the HMRC website to complete the connection process. Select ‘Continue’ and fill in your Government Gateway credentials.
When the connection is completed successfully, you’ll see the following screen:
You will now be able to file your VAT returns via MTD using FreeAgent. HMRC requires you to update your connection every 18 months. You should follow the steps outlined in this article to update your connection when required.
FreeAgent is registered with the Financial Conduct Authority under the Payment Services Regulations 2017 (register no. 799763) for the provision of account information services.
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