When to sign up
You must keep digital records from the start of your first Making Tax Digital accounting period.
|Your last VAT accounting period before signing up to Making Tax Digital||Submit your VAT Return between||Do not sign up to Making Tax Digital between||Sign up to Making Tax Digital from||Your first Making Tax Digital accounting period|
|1 Jan to 31 Mar 2022||1 Apr to 7 May 2022||28 Apr to 7 May 2022||8 May 2022||1 Apr to 30 Jun 2022|
|1 Feb to 30 Apr 2022||1 May to 7 Jun 2022||31 May to 7 Jun 2022||8 June 2022||1 May to 31 Jul 2022|
|1 Mar to 31 May 2022||1 Jun to 7 Jul 2022||29 Jun to 7 Jul 2022||8 Jul 2022||1 Jun to 31 Aug 2022|
|1 Mar to 31 Mar (monthly submissions)||1 Apr to 7 May 2022||28 Apr to 7 May||8 May 2022||1 Apr to 30 Apr 2022|
Before you sign up to Making Tax Digital for VAT you’ll need either:
- a compatible software package that allows you to keep digital records and submit VAT Returns
- bridging software to connect non-compatible software (like spreadsheets) to HMRC systems
If you use an agent or accountant, talk to them about what software you need.