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Making Tax Digital: how VAT businesses and other VAT entities can get ready

Information for VAT businesses and other VAT entities on what they need to do to prepare for Making Tax Digital.



If you run a VAT-registered business with a taxable turnover above the VAT registration threshold (currently £85,000) you are required to keep digital VAT business records and send returns using Making Tax Digital (MTD)-compatible software for VAT periods starting on or after 1 April 2019.

Businesses with a taxable turnover below the VAT threshold can also sign up for MTD for VAT voluntarily. This also applies to other VAT entities, such as charities, government bodies and limited companies.

Published 17 September 2018
Last updated 18 October 2018 + show all updates
  1. Updated after launch of Making Tax Digital for VAT pilot.
  2. First published.