Some businesses are unaware of Making Tax Digital for VAT

According to research by ICAEW over 40% of businesses about to be affected by Making Tax Digital for VAT are not yet aware of it, despite the April 2019 deadline for its introduction, and some 20% have made no preparations.

If you are registered for VAT and your taxable turnover is above the VAT registration threshold (currently £85,000), for accounting periods starting on or after 1 April 2019, you must keep digital business records and send your VAT returns to HMRC using MTD-compatible software.

If your taxable turnover drops below the VAT registration threshold at any point after  1 April 2019 you are still required to continue to keep digital records and send HMRC your VAT returns using MTD-compatible software. This obligation doesn’t apply if you de-register from VAT or if you are exempt from MTD for VAT.

Making Tax Digital: how VAT businesses and other VAT entities 

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