Policy paper

Making Tax Digital

How HMRC is making it easier for individuals and businesses to get their tax right and keep on top of their tax affairs.

Documents

Making Tax Digital for VAT timeline

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Details

Making Tax Digital is a key part of the government’s plans to make it easier for individuals and businesses to get their tax right and keep on top of their affairs.

This page:

  • explains what Making Tax Digital is
  • sets out details of the Making Tax Digital for VAT service, which is now live
  • includes a timeline that helps explain when your business can join the pilot, and when Making Tax Digital for VAT becomes mandatory for you (the timeline can also be viewed as a graphic - see above)
Published 14 December 2015
Last updated 17 October 2018 + show all updates
  1. Added Making Tax for Digital for VAT timeline graphic.
  2. Updated content to reflect latest position, with specific detail on the Making Tax Digital for VAT service.
  3. Updated to reflect current policy position and timescales.
  4. Updated to reflect current policy and timescales following Spring Budget 2017.
  5. Updated to reflect current policy position and links to relevant consultation responses.
  6. Updated the page to reflect current policy position and links to relevant consultations.
  7. Updated with Making Tax Digital video
  8. Published 'Making Tax Digital: myth-buster'
  9. Case studies document added to page.
  10. First published.