An Agent Services Account (ASA) allows you to communicate directly with HMRC using a range of new Making Tax Digital (MTD) services. You can use an Agent Services Account to act on behalf of your clients to submit VAT Returns and view VAT filing obligations, payments and liabilities.
If you are managing multiple profiles using QuickFile Affinity you will be able to link your Agent Services Account from your Affinity account and access those credentials across all your managed profiles within Affinity.
- To get started first log into your Affinity account and select “Tools” >> “HMRC Agent Services Account”
On the HMRC Connect screen click the button “Connect your Agent Services Account”.
You will now be redirected to the HMRC authorisation screen to input your Agent Services Account credentials. Once completed you will be returned back to the HMRC Connect screen in Affinity where you will see your linked account.
- Once connected your Agent Service Account credentials will be available to use across all your managed Affinity profiles. If you log into any managed profile and go into “Reports” >> “HMRC” you should see your agent credentials there. Providing the business is linked to your Agent Services Account you should be able to access any related tax reports and filing tools (e.g. VAT) within QuickFile.
You can revoke access to your Agent Services Account at any time either from within your HMRC account or from the Affinity HMRC Connect screen. This will instantly revoke access across all managed profiles.