Making Tax Digital for VAT

Making-Tax-DigitalAll VAT-registered businesses who have not yet signed up for Making Tax Digital for VAT need to do so.

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.

Watch a video about getting compatible software.

Making Tax Digital

Image result for Making Tax DigitalMaking Tax Digital is a key part of the government’s plans to make it easier for individuals and businesses to get their tax right and keep on top of their affairs.

HMRC’s ambition is to become one of the most digitally advanced tax administrations in the world. Making Tax Digital is making fundamental changes to the way the tax system works – transforming tax administration so that it is:

  • more effective
  • more efficient
  • easier for taxpayers to get their tax right

VAT-registered businesses with a taxable turnover above the VAT threshold are now required to use the Making Tax Digital service to keep records digitally and use software to submit their VAT returns for VAT periods that started on or after 1 April 2019.

HMRC provides a wide range of digital services and support for businesses and the self-employed.