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MTD For Income Tax Postponed To 2024/25

Having listened to stakeholder feedback from businesses and the accounting profession, the government have announced that they will introduce Making Tax Digital (MTD) for Income Tax Self-Assessment (ITSA) a year later than planned, in the tax year beginning in April 2024. This will give the self-employed and buy to let landlords an extra year to […]

Read more October 13th, 2021

MTD Coming Soon For Income Tax

VAT registered businesses making taxable supplies above the £85,000 registration threshold have been grappling with Making Tax Digital (MTD) since April 2019. The next roll-out will be the introduction of MTD for income tax which was originally scheduled to start in April 2023. However, delays to MTD means it will be starting on 6 April […]

Read more August 13th, 2021

Making Tax Digital Extended To More Businesses

Currently, only VAT registered businesses making taxable supplies in excess of the £85,000 VAT registration threshold are mandated to comply with Making Tax Digital (MTD) rules. Those rules require the business to keep digital business records and send VAT returns using MTD-compatible software. MTD for VAT is now being rolled out to all VAT registered […]

Read more May 12th, 2021

Important Update On VAT Returns Submissions

Following the original implementation of Making Tax Digital in April 2019, initially for VAT-registered businesses over the VAT threshold, it has been fairly quiet especially after the postponement by a year of further implementations was announced in the summer. The next wave of businesses required to register and comply with MTD are the remainder of […]

Read more November 19th, 2020

MTD For VAT Extended To 2022

Since 2019, the vast majority of VAT-registered businesses with a taxable turnover above the VAT threshold (£85,000) have been mandated to keep digital VAT records and send returns using Making Tax Digital (MTD)-compatible software. From April 2022 these requirements will apply to all VAT-registered businesses. It has also been announced that MTD for Income Tax […]

Read more September 8th, 2020

QuickBooks Online Special Offer

How are you doing your bookkeeping? Are you online with your Bookkeeping? Can you access it anywhere? Why use QuickBooks Online? Now is a good time to move to the cloud. Our COVID-19 Offer – Available until 31 August 2020 At Shapcotts Accountants we are offering clients the Plus Version of QuickBooks Online for £12.00 […]

Read more May 21st, 2020

Apply For More Time For MTD Digital Links

For VAT periods starting on or after 1 April 2020 (or 1 October 2020 for deferred businesses) your accounting systems must use digital links for any transfer or exchange of data between software programs, products or applications used as functional compatible software. That is the end of the current 12 month “soft landing” extension. Businesses […]

Read more November 11th, 2019

Making Tax Digital Delayed For Landlords

Over the last few months, HMRC has made an announcement that they will not be introducing any additional tax requirements in 2020. This does not mean that the Making Tax Digital changes will not happen. HMRC has been clear that it will. It is merely a matter of a further delay to the implementation for […]

Read more October 9th, 2019

Are You Ready Making Tax Digital (MTD)?

The first quarterly returns to be submitted to HMRC under the Making Tax Digital regime will be for the quarter ended 30 June 2019. Now is the time to make sure you are fully signed up and your software is activated ready for the submission which will be due by the 7 August 2019. Our […]

Read more June 21st, 2019

Making Tax Digital (MTD) Is Here!

Making Tax Digital (MTD) for VAT has been a long time coming. It is now here, as of 1 April 2019, and will be impacting any businesses with a VAT period that starts on or after 1 April 2019 with turnover above the VAT Threshold of £85,000. For most businesses, this will be their first […]

Read more May 31st, 2019

Making Tax Digital And VAT Registration

There will be a large number of businesses which have a turnover currently under the Making Tax Digital (MTD) registration limit but which will be getting nearer to that figure over time. Mostly these businesses will not yet be registered for VAT, but some may have registered voluntarily as their particular circumstances have a benefit […]

Read more May 13th, 2019

Making Tax Digital (MTD) Is Finally Here. Are You Ready?

Now that the government is embracing the digital age, it seems businesses are having to adapt their long-standing approach to various aspects of their administration. In the recent past, we have had Real Time Information (RTI) for payroll. Last year we had GDPR. This year it is the turn of Making Tax Digital (MTD). After […]

Read more April 23rd, 2019

What Is Making Tax Digital (MTD)?

What MTD means: Making Tax Digital (MTD) is the latest change to the method by which businesses must keep and administer their accounting records. Initially MTD for VAT will require VAT registered businesses with taxable turnover above the VAT registration threshold to keep records in digital form and file their VAT Returns using software. Many […]

Read more December 6th, 2018

Making Tax Digital Delayed Further, Apart From VAT Reporting

HMRC have confirmed that no further Making Tax Digital (MTD) for business changes will be brought in before 2020 at the earliest. The Treasury set out its revised priorities for current digital transformation projects, to make room for the additional demands on its resources of work to upgrade customs systems in preparation for Brexit. The […]

Read more June 12th, 2018

Start Of Digital Reporting Delaying For Smaller Businesses

The Government is committed to the “Making Tax Digital” (MTD) project which is scheduled to start in April 2018 with the first quarterly updates being submitted by the self-employed and property landlords in July 2018. Many business owners, professional advisors and the Treasury select committee had expressed concerns about the timescale for the introduction of […]

Read more April 13th, 2017