From April 2019 all VAT registered businesses with turnover above the VAT threshold will be required to maintain digital records and will need to send their VAT information to HMRC using third party commercial software. Importantly, HMRC’s online portal will no longer function for businesses registered for VAT with turnover above the VAT threshold, although it will remain available to all other businesses that complete a VAT return, but have turnover below the VAT threshold.Who’s in?MTD for VAT will apply to all VAT registered businesses with turnover above the VAT threshold. This includes unincorporated businesses, companies, LLPs, and charities. Businesses registered for VAT but with turnover below the VAT threshold can opt in and file their VAT information via MTD if they wish.
How does Making Tax Digital affect me?
Read the full analysis of how MTD for Business and VAT is likely to affect your business.
What do I do next?Read the “How it works” and “What do I do as a customer” guides at the top of this page and register with HMRC for your VAT MTD credentials (these are different than any existing HMRC credentials you may have).Please note that HMRC are rolling out functionality on the new VAT MTD service on a phased basis, so not all business types will be able to file via MTD from the outset.When you have your new HMRC credentials, sign up for Liquid VAT filer.