Making Tax Digital

Are you ready for the Making Tax Digital (MTD) revolution? MTD was first introduced in 2019 for VAT. It is the latest HMRC initiative to digitise the tax administration system. Changes for income tax and corporation tax will now follow.

 

So What Changed on 1 April 2019?
All VAT registered businesses with a turnover in excess of the VAT threshold (currently £85,000 a year) became required to keep business accounting records in an electronic format. They also became required to submit future VAT returns electronically using connected software.  The option to use the Government Gateway for submitting VAT returns ended.

 

This was just the first step of MTD.  Subsequently, you will be required to submit quarterly returns of ‘real time’ business accounts.  This will effectively be the delivery of quarterly accounts to HMRC in addition to annual accounts, and will require up-to-date electronic accounting information to be available throughout the year.

 

Act Now, We Want to Help
To make these reporting changes as smooth and painless as possible, we want to assist you and your business to transition from existing book-keeping and accounting processes to digital connected accounting software (ideally, cloud hosted).  Acting now will ensure everything is in place, tried and tested, all in good time.

 

Read our latest MTD blogs below and keep up with the most recent developments as well as our newsletters and events created to keep you up to date with the MTD journey.

 

Our latest Making Tax Digital newsletters can be found below –

 

1st issue – Are you prepared?

2nd issue – Making Tax Digital or Making Tax Difficult?

3rd issue – On hold for new Parliament

4th issue – A reminder

MTD Leaflet

 

   

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Latest Blogs in Making Tax Digital
 
James Cater
6th September 2021 MTD: Eight out of Ten Cats

A recent publication has quoted a survey suggesting that 8 out of 10 plumbers are at risk of penalties when the impending Making Tax Digital rules are enforced.   Half this number is quoted as being unaware of the impending changes. Although the rules do not bite until April 2023 it is a brave tax…

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Jodie Pheby
14th July 2021 Accounts Basis Period Reform – Consultation

Under current rules, businesses draw up annual accounts to the same date each year. The profit/loss for the tax year is usually the profit/loss for the year to the accounting date – called the basis period.  Tax is paid on profits earned in the basis period ending in the tax year in question.   However,…

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Fiona Mann
24th March 2021 Making Tax Digital – the next steps

Our MTD Group have produced Issue 5 of their newsletter giving details of Making Tax Digital (MTD) as it continues.   So if you are unsure of what to do next, our newsletter has information and advice how to proceed.  Don’t delay however as penalties will be introduced if submission deadlines are missed.   W&P_MTD5…

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Richard Alecock
30th November 2020 Making Tax Digital for Income Tax – The next steps

As HMRC’s ambition to become one of the most digitally advanced tax administrations in the world continues so the way the tax system works to become more effective, more efficient and easier for taxpayers to get their tax right the next steps have been issued by HMRC.   Currently VAT-registered businesses with a taxable turnover…

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Scott Butcher
25th November 2020 Making Tax Digital for Corporation Tax

Earlier this month HMRC published their consultation and plans for Making Tax Digital for corporation tax (MTD for CT).   HMRC have proposed the main elements of the scheme to be:-   All entities within the charge of corporation tax will need to maintain their records digitally; Those entities should use MTD compliant software to…

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Richard Alecock
24th November 2020 Making Tax Digital for VAT – The next steps

As HMRC’s ambition to become one of the most digitally advanced tax administrations in the world continues so the way the tax system works to become more effective, more efficient and easier for taxpayers to get their tax right the next steps have been issued by HMRC.   Currently VAT-registered businesses with a taxable turnover…

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Stephen Malkin
22nd July 2020 Government sets out draft agenda for a 21st century tax system

Today the government has set out its draft agenda for a 21st century tax system, they say these are the next steps in an ambitious plan to create a modernised digital tax system fit for the modern world.   This is part of the Treasury’s long term tax digitisation plan, which is designed to increase…

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Stephen Malkin
22nd July 2020 Are you MTD compliant?

Over the last week or two HMRC have begun getting in touch with small businesses across the UK who are not complying with Making Tax Digital (MTD) but are required by law to do so.  These businesses need to take action now to avoid any potential penalties being levied.   If you are a VAT…

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Trina Nunn
2nd April 2020 COVID-19: HMRC Delays MTD ‘Digital links requirement’ until 1 April 2021

In light of the Covid-19 pandemic presenting unprecedented challenges for everyone, HMRC has announced a one year deferment to the requirement to digitally link separate software programmes when preparing your VAT return. The soft landing period of MTD (Making Tax Digital) had originally been in place for businesses to make a manual transfer – this…

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Thomas Carter
6th March 2020 Making Tax Digital – Soft Landing Period Ending Soon

Have you been waiting for the soft-landing period to expire before worrying about your MTD for VAT software? VAT registered businesses in the UK with taxable turnover above £85,000 – are due to come out of soft landing effective from their first VAT return period starting on or after April 1st 2020.   HMRC have allowed…

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