[GNC-dev] Gnucash and the UK's "Making Tax Digital" initiative

Christopher Lam christopher.lck at gmail.com
Sat Apr 6 11:29:30 EDT 2019

On Sat, 6 Apr 2019 at 17:49, Mike Evans <mikee at saxicola.co.uk> wrote:

> For VAT there are examples at
> https://developer.service.hmrc.gov.uk/api-documentation/docs/api/service/vat-api/1.0#_submit-vat-return-for-period_post_accordion
> although I've not tested anything there yet.  I've only tested the Self
> Assessment API at
> https://developer.service.hmrc.gov.uk/api-documentation/docs/api/service/self-assessment-api/2.0#selfemployment-business_get-a-selfemployment-periodic-update_get_accordion
> in the posted Python scripts.
> For creating a test user for VAT this looks like the page
> https://developer.service.hmrc.gov.uk/api-documentation/docs/api/service/api-platform-test-user/1.0#_create-a-test-user-which-is-an-individual_post_accordion
> I'll try that with some python later.
> Have you registered as a developer with HMRC? What's your solution to the
> client_secret problem?
All these are "bridging software" problems.
I'm prepared to export from income-gst-statement to period-summary.json or
Bridging software will take the above summaries, handle passwords/keys, and
authenticate/send to HMRC.
The VAT return examples are trivial to generate.


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