News - Making Tax Digital
21 March 2022
Making Tax Digital (MTD) will become mandatory for all VAT registered businesses from 1st April 2022. We have urged all clients to take steps to prepare for the deadline.
Businesses need to have signed up to MTD for their first VAT return starting on or after 1 April 2022. They may not be required to make their first submission via MTD until Summer 2022.
MTD for VAT is part of the overall digitalisation of UK Tax. It is aimed to help businesses eliminate common errors and save time managing their tax affairs.
Since April 2019, businesses with a taxable turnover above £85,000 have already been required to follow MTD, keeping digital records and filing VAT returns using MTD compatible software.
In July 2020, it was announced that all VAT-registered businesses must file digitally through MTD from April 2022, regardless of turnover.
To sign up to Making Tax Digital VAT, businesses, or an agent on a businesses’ behalf, need to:
Businesses will experience costs in joining MTD by introducing compatible software, such as Xero, Sage or QuickBooks. Contact us today for advice on which software would be best for you and your business.
Some VAT registered businesses may be eligible for an exemption. If a business has previously been granted an exemption for VAT online filing, this will carry over to Making Tax Digital VAT requirements. Information on how to apply for an exemption is available on GOV.UK.
If you would like any assistance on becoming compliant please contact us.