Find out when you need to be ready for Making Tax Digital

Are you ready for Making Tax Digital? The government initiative came into effect on 1 April 2019, but when is your first MTD submission due?

Find out your first submission date in just 3 simple steps.

Caveats:

- Businesses who are VAT-registered and have a taxable turnover above the VAT threshold of £85,000 are mandated, however businesses below this can submit under Making Tax Digital voluntarily.

- A small number of businesses are exempt or fall in to a deferred group until October 2019. Check here if this applies to your business.


NOTE: if you are under the VAT threshold keep an eye on turnover as MTD is mandatory if you go above.

What is your VAT Reporting frequency?

Based on the VAT period you selected, your first mandatory submission period will be Apr 2019. You must submit your return by 7 June (1 month and 7 days after the end of the accounting period).

You should start keeping digital records from April 2019. We recommend getting started for Making Tax Digital as soon as possible. Check out our handy checklist to find out what you need to do to get ready.

Making Tax Digital checklist
Please note, businesses that pay VAT by Direct Debit cannot sign up in the 7 working days leading up to, or the 5 working days after sending a VAT Return.

Your MTD mandatory period is the next full 12 month term on or after April 1st 2019, you will need to be MTD ready by the time you submit, earliest April 2020.

We recommend keeping digital records from April 2019 so you are MTD ready; if you would like to find out more, check out our handy checklist below.

Making Tax Digital checklist
Please note, businesses that pay VAT by Direct Debit cannot sign up in the 7 working days leading up to, or the 5 working days after sending a VAT Return.

Tell us your next VAT period

Your MTD mandatory period is April - Jun 2019. You must submit your return by 7 August (1 month and 7 days after the end of the accounting period).

You should start keeping digital records from April 2019. We recommend getting started for Making Tax Digital as soon as possible. Check out our handy checklist to find out what you need to do to get ready.

Making Tax Digital checklist
Please note, businesses that pay VAT by Direct Debit cannot sign up in the 7 working days leading up to, or the 5 working days after sending a VAT Return.

Your MTD mandatory period is May - Jul 2019. You must submit your return by 7 September (1 month and 7 days after the end of the accounting period).

You should start keeping digital records from April 2019. We recommend getting started for Making Tax Digital as soon as possible. Check out our handy checklist to find out what you need to do to get ready.

Making Tax Digital checklist
Please note, businesses that pay VAT by Direct Debit cannot sign up in the 7 working days leading up to, or the 5 working days after sending a VAT Return.

Your MTD mandatory period is Jun - Aug 2019. You must submit your return by 7 October (1 month and 7 days after the end of the accounting period).

You should start keeping digital records from April 2019. We recommend getting started for Making Tax Digital as soon as possible. Check out our handy checklist to find out what you need to do to get ready.

Making Tax Digital checklist
Please note, businesses that pay VAT by Direct Debit cannot sign up in the 7 working days leading up to, or the 5 working days after sending a VAT Return.

Your mandatory period is now. You must submit your return by 7 August (1 month and 7 days after the end of the accounting period).

You should start keeping digital records from April 2019. We recommend getting started for Making Tax Digital as soon as possible. Check out our handy checklist to find out what you need to do to get ready.

Making Tax Digital checklist
Please note, businesses that pay VAT by Direct Debit cannot sign up in the 7 working days leading up to, or the 5 working days after sending a VAT Return.

Don’t worry – HMRC can help you with your dates, but here’s a guide to dates in general

Jan - March
Your MTD mandatory period is April - Jun 2019, you will need to be MTD ready by the time you submit this return (by end July)

Feb - Apr
Your MTD mandatory period is May - Jul 2019, you will need to be MTD ready by the time you submit this return (by end Aug)

March - May
Your MTD mandatory period is Jun - Aug 2019, you will need to be MTD ready by the time you submit this return (by end Sept)

Apr - Jun
Your mandatory period is now, you will need to be MTD ready by the time you submit this return (by end July)

Making Tax Digital checklist
Please note, businesses that pay VAT by Direct Debit cannot sign up in the 7 working days leading up to, or the 5 working days after sending a VAT Return.