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Use the Push Pull Notifications API to get notifications (pull) and to send notifications (push) automatically.
Other HMRC APIs create notifications in response to events like asynchronous API requests.
Check if the HMRC API you are using supports Push Pull Notifications in the API documentation.
Notifications will be deleted after 30 days.
You can enter a Push/Callback URL after subscribing to an HMRC API that supports Push Pull Notifications.
Created notifications are sent automatically by a POST request to the Push/Callback URL.
For example, if the Push/Callback URL is set to
https://www.example.com/push when a notification is created, a POST
request is sent to
https://www.example.com/push with a body similar to:
See get a list of notifications for details about the structure of this JSON object.
If your service responds to this request with an HTTP status code 200, the notification status is updated to
If your service responds with a different HTTP status code, the request is retried several times over the next few hours.
If after a few hours, an HTTP status code 200 has not been received, the notification status is updated to
Regardless of whether a Push/Callback URL is set up, notifications can be retrieved by polling get a list of notifications.
Avoid breaking our rate limits and call the endpoint no more than once every 10 seconds.
You will need a Box Identifier to use this endpoint. A Box Identifier is made available by the HMRC API you are using.
When you have successfully processed the notification, you can update its status to
ACKNOWLEDGED by calling the
acknowledge a list of notifications endpoint.
PENDINGmeans the notification was created but has not been processed
FAILEDmeans the notification was pushed to your Push/Callback URL, but no HTTP status code 200 was returned
ACKNOWLEDGEDmeans the notification was successfully pushed to your Push/Callback URL or you processed the notification using the acknowledge a list of notifications endpoint
The way to process notifications is different for each HMRC API. Check the documentation for the HMRC API you are using.
Notification messages should include information like a correlation or request identifier that allows notifications to be identified.
When an API changes in a way that is backwards-incompatible, we increase the version number of the API. See our reference guide for more on versioning.
We use standard HTTP status codes to show whether an API request succeeded or not. They are usually in the range:
- 200 to 299 if it succeeded, including code 202 if it was accepted by an API that needs to wait for further action
- 400 to 499 if it failed because of a client error by your application
- 500 to 599 if it failed because of an error on our server
Errors specific to each API are shown in the Endpoints section, under Response. See our reference guide for more on errors.
Subscribe to an HMRC API that supports Push Pull Notifications and read the documentation for testing guidance.