Average waiting time for calling HMRC drops to nine minutes!

11th February 2022

It has recently been announced that the average waiting time for HMRC to answer a telephone call reduced to nine minutes in December 2021 compared to 13 minutes in November 2021! If you would like us to speak to HMRC on your behalf, we require agent authorisation via form 64-8. To submit form 64-8 to HMRC online, we need the following information for each type of tax:

 

Corporation tax

 

Corporation tax reference (UTR)

Companies House registration number or Registered office postcode

 

Self-assessment tax

 

Self-assessment tax reference (UTR)

Your postcode or if you live abroad there is a tick box

 

VAT

 

VAT registration number

Principal Place of Business postcode

Date of registration for VAT

Final month of last VAT return submitted

Box 5 figure on last VAT return submitted

 

PAYE

 

PAYE reference

Accounts office reference

 

Alternatively, the following paper form can be submitted:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/tax-agents-and-advisers-authorising-your-agent-64-8

 

Once we submit form 64-8 you will either receive an email link to authorise us as agents, or you will be sent a code in the post to your registered office. Once you receive this code, please forward it to your Whitings LLP contact to grant us agent authorisation.

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