HMRC update useful link for managing import duties and VAT

Insight /  10 April 2024

HMRC have published an updated link (below) to make it easier for businesses to manage their import duties and VAT.

Manage your import duties and VAT accounts – GOV.UK (

The link allows access to and manage, amongst other items:

  • Customs cash account to top up or withdraw funds
  • Duty deferment account
  • General guarantee account
  • Set up, view and manage account authorisations
  • Postponed Import VAT statements
  • C79 import VAT certificates

To use this service, a business will first need to register with the Customs Declaration Service (‘CDS’), which can also be accessed via the link above.

We believe this is a welcome and useful addition to HMRC’s website to allow businesses to easily access and manage their import duties and VAT accounts.

If you would like more information about this, or any other VAT related matter, please contact one of our dedicated VAT specialists:

Mark Hetherington
VAT Partner
T: 07715 704 739

Ian Coulthard
VAT Senior Manager
T: 0191 243 6017

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