VAT MTD Service is currently unavailable

HMRC undertook a scheduled maintenance to it’s digital services in order to deliver a number of iterative enhancements to the functionality of the Making Tax Digital (MTD) for VAT service.

HMRC have issued an update ‘Unfortunately, following successful delivery of this functionality over the weekend, an issue has been identified which is impacting the ability of some MTD for VAT customers to submit a return. In order to enable a fix to be delivered, the ‘Return Submission’ element of MTD for VAT requires shuttering. As a result, it is currently not possible for customers or agents to submit a VAT return through the MTD service. All other elements of the VAT service (such as sign-up and payment) remain open. There is no interruption to applications for the VAT deferral New Payment Scheme. The MTD for ITSA service is unaffected. We are working to resolve this issue as soon as possible and expect the full service to return on the morning of Thursday 18th March. If this situation changes, we will notify you immediately.
We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.’