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Important update – Upcoming HMRC changes and Sage 50 Accounts

Summary

HMRC is making changes to it’s online service.  This means that if you’re using Windows 7, Windows 8, Server 2008, Server 2012 or 2012R2, you won’t be able to make submissions from Sage 50 Accounts and Sage 50 Payroll.

What does this mean?

From 6 May 2024, HMRC is implementing changes so that certain cipher suites will be removed from support.  In this case it’s CBC ciphers, which is a mode of operation to encrypt the data during submissions.

This means that if you’re using Windows 7, Windows 8, Server 2008, Server 2012 or 2012R2, you won’t be able to make the following submissions from Sage 50 Accounts and Sage 50 Payroll.

  • VAT submission (in product) – Sage 50 Accounts
  • CIS submission – Sage 50 Accounts
  • EC Sales submission – Sage 50 Accounts
  • RTI submission – Sage 50 Payroll

What do I need to do?

First – check your operating system (on the device you make submissions).

To check your operating system, complete the following steps:

1. Press the Windows key and R then type winver and click OK.

Note: If you’re using Windows 7, Windows 8, Server 2008, Server 2012 or 2012R2, you won’t be able to make submissions from Sage 50 Accounts and Sage 50 Payroll.

2. If you are impacted by this, you will need to choose one or more of the following:

  • Upgrade the operating system on the computer being used for submissions
  • Submit using a supported operating system within the network
  • Install Sage software on a computer with supported operating system

You can view further information about the recommended system requirements in the following Sage UK guides:

If you have any questions about this or need assistance, then please contact the GCC Group Support Team on 0345 260 1151 or servicedesk@gccgroup.co.uk

Using Sage MTD submissions module for VAT submissions?

Sage 50 Accounts is MTD (Making Tax Digital) compliant and enables you to submit VAT returns for individual companies.  However, you may be using the Sage MTD module add-on as a solution when submitting a group VAT return.

The way in which the Sage MTD submissions module add-on works, means the changes being introduced in May don’t currently impact submissions made via this module, so long as the computer being used for the submission, has a currently supported Cipher suite installed.

Further Information

If you have any questions about this or need assistance, then please contact the GCC Group Support Team on 0345 260 1151 or servicedesk@gccgroup.co.uk

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