SETS recent and upcoming updates

Find out about the latest updates to the Scottish Electronic Tax System (SETS).


Upcoming updates

Sunday 26 June

Revenue Scotland will be updating the online tax collection system (SETS) on Sunday 26 June. This update will introduce a number of changes and enhancements to both the SETS portal and also internal back-office functionality. Introduction of this important update will require a short period of downtime.

The SETS portal will be unavailable to all users and for all services on Sunday 26 June from 08:00 to 15:00.

 

What's new?

  1. Portal Users will be able to auto-populate an address for a buyer (tenant) or seller (landlord) with an address entered previously as part of the same return submission - making it easier and quicker to fill in a return.
  2. The email confirmation for signing up now includes a hyperlink making it easier to log in to the Scottish Electronic Tax System (SETS)
  3. The ‘Rejection of account’ email has been improved to make it clearer why a request for an account may have been rejected.
  4. Various spelling and grammar updates have been made to SETS to make your journey through the SETS portal more straight forward and easy to follow.

 

Recent updates

Sunday 27 March

Summary details of new functionality being introduced to the SETS portal:

  1. LBTT lease returns: The relevant rent is now no longer a mandatory field and is only mandatory if a premium has been entered by the user.
  2. Users will now be warned if they enter an effective and/or relevant date for conveyance or lease returns that is outside of expected range. This does not stop users submitting their tax return.
  3. Users will now see an error if the entered date of the lease is not a 3rd anniversary of the effective date entered.
  4. Users will now see an error if the Lease end date is not the same as the relevant date entered. This is only valid on a termination return.
  5. Users will now need to supply an amendment reason when submitting an amended return.
Sunday 27 February 2022

Summary details of new functionality being introduced to the SETS portal:

  1. When filling out an ADS repayment claim for taxpayers, you will now be required to enter either your telephone number or email address when filling out the 'Your Details' page. This is to ensure Revenue Scotland is able to contact you if there is an issue with the repayment.
  2. When requesting a repayment from Revenue Scotland, the 'Name of account holder' field will now be restricted to 152 characters.
  3. The date that a LBTT or SLfT return was submitted via the portal is now visible on the PDF that is produced.
  4. Whilst entering a LBTT return, if you answer  'Yes' to 'Are Tenant/Landlord or Buyer/Seller connected', the portal will now ask you the mandatory question 'How are they connected?'
  5. Agent authorisation will now be calculated from the date the return is submitted rather than the filling date. This will give RS more time to interact with Agents.
  6. When receiving an automated email from RS, the RS number will now be in the email subject.
  7. When receiving a secure message in relation to a return, the RS number will be used in the subject line.
Friday 28 January 2022

Summary details of new functionality being introduced to the SETS portal:

  1. Users may now see banners on the homepage of the dashboard. These will contain important messages relating to such issues as scheduled downtime and highlighting changes to legislation.
  2. If you have not chosen Direct Debit as your preferred payment option when submitting a return, you will now not be able to choose the Direct Debit option when amending your return. This is to ensure there are no complications when completing your return.

Past updates from 2019 to 2020

Updates during the SETS upgrade process.

The upgraded Scottish Electronic Tax System (SETS)  went live in July 2019.  View all updates during the upgrade period:

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