HMRC Updates: What You Need to Know in Feb 2024 Maintenance

HMRC announces downtime for some of its essential services throughout the month of February, and users are asked to be mindful of it to avoid potential problems.
by Chirag
February 12, 2024

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In a recent announcement from Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC), an update has been shared regarding planned maintenance that will impact various critical services.

The HMRC scheduled downtime is slated for specific dates in February 2024, affecting key functions related to VAT registration and management.

Starting from 5 pm on Friday, 9 February 2024, until 9 am on Monday, 12 February 2024, the VAT Registration Service will undergo a temporary suspension to facilitate necessary maintenance activities.

Additionally, between 3:45 pm and 11:45 pm on Saturday, 17 February 2024, specific services will be affected. These include VAT view and change, as well as VAT penalties and appeals.

Users are advised to plan accordingly, considering the temporary unavailability of these services during this specified timeframe.

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Services Impacted from the Downtime

HMRC Downtime Feb 2024 maintenance

Furthermore, the following services will be impacted on Sunday, 18 February 2024, from 7 am to 10:30 pm:

  • VAT Registration
  • Claim VAT Enrolment
  • VAT View and Change
  • VAT Penalties and Appeals

This scheduled downtime is a proactive measure taken by HMRC to perform essential maintenance, ensuring the efficient and reliable functioning of their systems.

While these temporary service interruptions may pose an inconvenience to users, they are necessary for maintaining the integrity and performance of HMRC’s online services.

Users are encouraged to plan their activities around these specified timeframes to minimise potential disruptions. HMRC appreciates the cooperation of its users during this maintenance period and assures them that every effort will be made to swiftly restore services.


  • Chirag

    Chirag is a tax-savvy professional, exceptional motivator, and advocate of well-informed tax strategies. He is normally found inspiring students, and shaping perspectives. Writer and educator.

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