AccountingWEB have been assured by HMRC that, in the run up to the 31 January online filing deadline for self assessment tax returns, HMRC's online services will be fully available.
This reassurance comes in the wake of an AccountingWEB member reporting a "website currently unavailable" response last Thursday evening.
HMRC told AccountingWEB its SA site had slowed down between 19:45 and 20:15 due to testing, but was never completely off-line and was back to full capacity immediately afterwards.
"The SA Online system experienced a very limited period of slow functionality due to testing for around 30 minutes. The system remained working, but we apologise to any users who experienced a slow service. Full functionality returned once the test was complete.In the event that any loyal readers experience issues wrt online filing, in the run up to the 31 January deadline, please feel free to let me know.
There is no downtime planned between now and 31 January."
Tax does have to be taxing.
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