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.