Making Tax Digital for Business - stakeholder communications pack

We have provided stakeholders with information to support businesses that need to make the transition to digital VAT business record keeping and submission of VAT returns using MTD-compatible software from 1 April 2019.



Most VAT-registered businesses with a taxable turnover above the VAT threshold (currently £85,000) are required to keep digital VAT business records and send VAT returns using Making Tax Digital-compatible software from 1 April 2019.

This communication pack provides information for stakeholders, who can use the contents to inform their own communications activity and key messages for their clients, customers and members.

Find out how to get ready for Making Tax Digital for VAT if you’re an:

Published 13 July 2018
Last updated 24 September 2019 + show all updates
  1. Changes to align the sign-up process with the main Making Tax Digital guidance, and general updates.
  2. Update to section on agents copying their existing clients to Making Tax Digital.
  3. Added Welsh language translation of further detail for customers paying by direct debit.
  4. Providing further detail for customers paying by direct debit.
  5. Updated information about paying by direct debit in 'Key messages for agents' section.
  6. Updated as Making Tax Digital goes live on 1 April 2019.
  7. This pack has been updated with information from the 2019 spring statement.
  8. Added 2 questions and answers to the FAQ section.
  9. Updated with new information.
  10. Pack updated after launch of Making Tax Digital for VAT pilot.
  11. First published.