A new feature within Agents Services Account, which HMRC is calling “granular permissions” or “access groups”, allows Agents Services Account (ASA) administrators within a firm the ability to create groups into which they can add clients and internal team members who need to work on their tax files. Only team members added to a specific group will have access to the clients in it.
HMRC is currently trialling the access control functionality with a small number of tax agents of varying sizes as part of a private beta test. The feature will then be rolled out to the wider agent community.
However, HMRC has not given a timeframe for this.
More details of the access controls and screenshots of the feature are available in the following briefing from HMRC: Granular Permissions or Access Groups.
Call me a cynic, but wouldn't time, effort and money be better spent on improving/building up frontline services?
Tax does have to be taxing.
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