The first phase of Making Tax Digital (MTD) will go live from April 2019. It's a hot topic in the tax and accounting industry and for good reason. Follow our Making Tax Digital blog to stay up to date with the latest information.

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The Government has announced that making tax digital for income tax (MTD ITSA) for the self-employed and landlords will be delayed until April 2026. The new timetable provides that a person will be required to use MTD for IT if they are self-employed or a landlord: from April 2026, if their annual business or property income is more than £50,000; and from April 2027, if th ...

One in four businesses in the UK is finding Making Tax Digital (MTD) an ‘extremely’ or ‘very’ challenging issue, with concerns about the extension of the scheme to income tax. Over a quarter of small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) business owners highlighted compliance with MTD as one of the biggest issues impacting their day-to-day operations, while a growing number of bus ...

HMRC is extending the pilot for Making Tax Digital for Income Tax Self Assessment (MTD ITSA) to more self-employed workers and landlords. From July, those taking part will be able to test MTD ITSA before April 2024, including their own internal processes for managing MTD. Agents and customers are already taking part, and HMRC wants more agents to start signing up a small numb ...

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MTD: A big change for your business April 2022 sees the final phase of Making Tax Digital (MTD) for VAT. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. MTD for income tax (MTD ITSA) comes next, and implementation is likely to be altogether more challenging. And then there’s corporation tax. MTD basicsMTD requires individuals and businesses to:  keep and preserve certain specific ...

HMRC has published a consultation that outlines plans to implement reporting rules for digital platforms first put forward by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). In February 2020, the OECD consulted on proposed rules setting out how digital platforms should collect information about the income of sellers and report it to tax authorities. Under t ...

HMRC has published a policy paper outlining the forthcoming changes to the penalties for late payment and interest harmonisation for taxpayers. The government intends to reform sanctions for late submission and late payments to make them 'fairer and more consistent across taxes'. Initially the changes will apply to VAT and Income Tax Self Assessment (ITSA).   The changes will ...

HMRC have proposed that MTD for income tax will be introduced from 6th April 2023 for taxpayers who have gross business or property income over £10,000. The rules will also apply to partnerships and trust with business or property income. Individuals will now be required to keep records electronically (either using a spreadsheet or suitable software) and file quarterly returns ...

The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) has urged HMRC to rethink the requirement for companies to report quarterly under Making Tax Digital for corporation tax (MTD for CT). In response to HMRC's consultation on expanding the MTD initiative to corporation tax, the ICAEW suggested that HMRC should reconsider reporting requirements 'at the very least ...