Making Tax Digital (MTD) 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. The initiative is to implement a fully digital tax system in the UK, whereby taxpayers keep digital records and use MTD-compatible software to make tax submissions electronically.
Making Tax Digital for Income Tax for partnerships with individual partners.
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According to HMRC, Making Tax Digital is designed to “make it easier for individuals and businesses to get their tax right and keep on top of their affairs.” Going paperless is also a more sustainable and streamline solution to filing tax returns, with aims to be a more transparent and accurate way of dealing with accounts.
Yes, for now. From April 2024, MTD will be rolled out for Income Tax Self Assessment (MTD for ITSA). Businesses and landlords with an annual turnover above £10,000 will need to register for MTD for ITSA from April 2024.
MTD for Corporation Tax will not be mandated before April 2026 at the earliest.
HMRC will not be making software available, so you will have two options:
1, MTD for Income Tax Self Assessment compliant software that will enable you to report data as per MTD rules
2, Bridging software which works with non-MTD compatible software (such as Spreadsheets) so you can submit the necessary information to HMRC digitally at the end of each quarter and at the end of the year.
There are some exemptions to Making Tax Digital. On the launch of Making Tax Digital, these exemptions were announced “on the basis of digital exclusion”, with factors including:
Plus, any business that is already exempt from online filing for VAT will remain so under MTD without having to reapply. There are more details on exemptions here.
MTD for income tax will be effective from 6 April 2024 for all unincorporated businesses i.e. sole traders, partnerships, landlords etc. irrespective of when their current accounting period ends.
Businesses must file their first MTD return for the VAT quarter starting on or after 1 April 2022.
HMRC will aim to introduce Making Tax Digital for Corporation Tax from April 2026.
If you don’t comply with the rules and meet Making Tax Digital deadlines, you could face a fine.
From January 2023, HMRC is moving to a points-based system so that Making Tax Digital for VAT penalties are only given to those who regularly make mistakes and miss deadlines. The new system means taxpayers who make the occasional error will not be penalised.
Points are calculated based on how regularly you submit. You can find more information about penalties here.
If you are a business, you can sign up to Making Tax Digital with your existing government gateway ID, or you can set up a new one if you don’t have an ID.
Here at TBL Accountants, our team of experts are trained to ensure your accounts are fully compliant and we are committed to helping local businesses migrate to MTD as easily as possible.
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