Making Tax Digital – What you need to do

There’s been a lot of shouting about Making Tax Digital (MTD) kicking off on 1st April,
with HMRC trying to ensure everyone who needs to know, knows. Equally though, we’ve
heard stories of people who are still using journal books saying “it doesn’t apply to us
as we’ve not had a letter”. So maybe you’re one of the people that is unsure or doesn’t
think it applies to them?

There are a few small exceptions that can be found here but for the most part people must
be using software to keep their records in a digital form and file their VAT returns
using software. Importantly, copying and pasting information from one location to
another features in the list of things that are NOT compliant when it comes to the final
figures (so you can copy and paste during normal operations but you can’t copy and paste
the figures to be submitted around, they have to transfer electronically).

There’s a lot of information out there, not always in the clearest form, so if you need
any help or advise please feel free to contact us, we’re here to help!

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