Making Tax Digital

Making Tax Digital Is Coming

Are you ready for the Making Tax Digital (MTD) revolution that will affect your business from 1 April 2019?

 

So What’s Changing on 1 April 2019?
As a VAT registered business with a turnover in excess of the VAT threshold, currently £85,000 a year, from 1 April 2019 you will be required to keep business accounting records in an electronic format and submit future VAT returns electronically using connected software.  The option to use the Government Gateway for submitting VAT returns will cease.

 

This is just the first step towards the Treasury-driven implementation of MTD.  Subsequently, you will be required to submit quarterly returns of ‘real time’ business accounts information as well.  This will effectively be the delivery of Quarterly Accounts to HMRC in addition to final 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 bookkeeping and accounting processes to digital connected accounting software.  Acting now will ensure everything is in place, tried and tested all in good time.

 

Read our latest blogs 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 –

 

Issue 1 – Making Tax Digital… are you prepared?

Issue 2 – MTD – Making Tax Digital or Making Tax Difficult?

Issue 3 – Making Tax Digital … on hold for new Parliament

Issue 4 – Making Tax Digital… a reminder

September 2017 – MTD Leaflet

 

   



 
Latest Blogs in Making Tax Digital
 
Richard Alecock
26th April 2017 Has MTD been delayed further..?

All the clauses relating to Making Tax Digital (MTD) have been dropped from the Finance Bill, so many people have been asking if this means MTD will no longer go ahead?  We think that this is highly unlikely. The Finance Bill has been reduced from 762 pages to an expected 140 pages in order that…

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Amanda Newman
13th March 2017 MTD Seminar Invitation

Making Tax Digital: Seminar Invite. Attend a free seminar at our Ely office on 11 April 2017 at 8:30am, to understand the new digitised book keeping and quarterly submission requirements of Making Tax Digital: Full Invite Details and RSVP Return Slip Blog entry by: Amanda Newman.  

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Amanda Newman
8th March 2017 Budget 2017

What’s in it for the self-employed? Starting with the good news, those with a turnover of less than £85k have been delayed from having to adopt accounting software and quarterly reporting under HMRC’s new Making  Tax digital until April 2019. However, on the downside, you will have to pay 10% class 4 national insurance rather…

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Richard Alecock
5th March 2017 MTD Update

Making Tax Digital: or Making Tax Difficult? Our MTD team look at a general update on MTD, Landlords, Timelines and Deadlines, Third Party Data, Bridging the Digital Gap, Unincorporated Businesses and ‘are you ready?’: Full Newsletter Blog entry by: Catherine Hubbard.

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Richard Alecock
24th February 2017 MTD Update

MTD: Revenue hold firm. HMRC have published their long awaited response to the making tax digital (MTD) consultation documents.  In essence the original timeline as detailed in the consultation documents remains unchanged, with the first taxpayers being affected by MTD from April 2018. Therefore for those businesses with an accounting year end of 5 April and…

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James Cater
23rd February 2017 Digital Carrot or Stick?

Making Tax Digital: Looking at cloud solutions. The Cultural Revolution, according to Wikipedia, was a socio-political movement, which took place in China from 1966 until 1976. Half a century later ….. Full article in Farmer & Growers publication (March 2017 edition)   Blog entry by: James Cater.

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Richard Alecock
22nd February 2017 MTD & VAT

MTD: Merging with VAT returns. As part of Making Tax Digital for Business, those unincorporated businesses who are also VAT registered will have to submit their VAT data through a digital software package from April 2019, rather than by using HMRC’s online portal. This will hit those businesses who do not currently use an accounting…

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Stephen Malkin
27th October 2016 HMRC MTD Consultation

Making Tax Digital: Prepare or man the barricades! HM Revenue & Customs have just published their second webinar on their Making Tax Digital (MTD) project, including a plethora of questions and answers. While the tone was very touchy-feely, as the presenters talked about the HMRC’s “customers”, the underlying iron fist could clearly be sensed: Yes,…

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Richard Alecock
20th October 2016 HMRC Consultation Update

Making Tax Digital: 6 tax returns required each year! HMRC’s 6 Making Tax Digital consultation documents have been open for review and comment for several weeks now. As time has passed, it has become ever more apparent that there are enormous changes ahead for all taxpayers affected; initially the self-employed and landlords. Further review of the documents…

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Richard Alecock
4th October 2016 MTD Progress Report

Making Tax Digital: Are you prepared? As HMRC further consults over their 4 year plan to digitise the tax system, our Tax Group briefs clients on some of the issues: Autumn 2016 Update

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