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Making Tax Digital for VAT

Last year brought the news that Making Tax Digital (MTD) was to be deferred for income tax purposes until 2020 at the earliest, however no such delay was implemented for VAT purposes.

From April 2019 businesses with a turnover above the VAT threshold of £85,000 will be required to not only submit their VAT returns through MTD compatible software, but will also be required to keep digital records within the software itself. VAT registered businesses below the registration limit will still be able to use HMRC’s online portal as normal, but with the impending requirements for MTD on income tax, it is advisable to get to grips with compliant software sooner rather than later.

Written by Danny Henville MAAT ACCA


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