Making Tax Digital Next Steps

HM Treasury has confirmed the extension of Making Tax Digital (MTD) to cover businesses with a turnover below the VAT threshold and for certain individuals who file Income Tax Self-Assessment tax returns.

This announcement provides much-needed clarity of the way forward for this scheme.

MTD started in April 2019 (for VAT purposes only) when businesses with a turnover above the VAT threshold of £85,000 became mandated to keep their records digitally and provide their VAT return information to HMRC using MTD compatible software.

Since the launch more than 1.4 million businesses have joined the programme.