Policy News Journal - 2014-15

• The aim is to join all of this work together later this year to see how the end-to-end experience of obtaining an IDA credential, registering as an agent and using services on behalf of clients might work in the new digital service.


 IDA is the cross government programme that will enable people and organisations to assert their identity online safely and securely using the services of existing, trusted Identity Providers.  IDA will provide robust assurance of an agent’s (or agent firm’s) identity and agents will use their IDA credentials to ‘log on’ to AOSS and access their new digital services.  Authority management enables users to act on behalf of others – so agents can use government digital services on behalf of their clients and firms can delegate permissions to their employees to enable them to deal with government.

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Other digital services

Your tax account Your tax account is the digital service that enables small businesses to access everything they need to manage their tax affairs quickly and simply through a single, easily accessible and secure online space. Your tax account provides a personalised homepage with an overview of tax records, a summary of current liabilities, direct links to actions and transactions (e.g. filing returns and making payments) that need to be completed; and access to help, education and interactive tools. HMRC will continue to add new features to enhance and expand the service. During February and March the first live version was trialled with around 750 SME volunteers. We’re now beginning to open up the service to more customers as our tests show that it is safe and sensible to do so. The service is still in a trial (known as ‘beta’) stage – so that we can try out new features and check that we’ve got things right. We’ll also carefully control and monitor the number of users so access is by invitation only for the time being. We’re starting off with about 1000 volunteers and aim to increase by another 3000 or users every week. This will provide valuable feedback, which we’ll use to improve the service before it’s formally launched (again, when various tests show that it is right to do so), and replaces ‘Your HMRC services’ and the Business Tax Dashboard. Digital Self Assessment This new digital service gives SA customers the option to receive communications electronically instead of on paper. Following a pilot (private beta) launched in February 2014, we aim to expand the service to more SA customers from April onwards. The digital messages customers will be able to view online will be tested to make sure they are effective. We will then add to the online messages available to customers throughout the year.

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