As per HMRC:
"The VAT Online service will be unavailable between 6am on Thursday 4 April and 6am on Saturday 6 April.
During this period you will not be able to register or deregister for VAT, or to make changes to your registration details, online. Neither will you be able to view your account, arrange a new Direct Debit, or submit a VAT Return.
HMRC apologises for any inconvenience this may cause.
HMRC strongly recommend that if you who need to submit a return by 7 April you do so before 4 April. If that is not possible you can of course submit your return when the system is back up on 6 April and 7 April.
You can make payments even while you are unable to access the VAT Online service. You should make sure that your payment clears to HMRC’s account by 7 April. Remember, this can take up to three working days.
If you pay by Direct Debit you must make sure that your return is submitted by 7 April so that payment can be collected on time.
You will not be penalised if your return or Direct Debit payment is late and this is due to HMRC systems being unavailable during the period before the 7 April due date.
If you try to submit your return before 7 April you should keep a record of any error messages you receive in case of difficulty."
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