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HMRC’s Making Tax Digital (MTD) initiative is fundamentally changing UK tax systems and processes for businesses. MTD provides a modern, digital service that makes it easier for businesses to get their tax right the first time, not only reducing tax lost due to avoidable errors, but also reducing the cost, uncertainty, and worry that businesses face when HMRC is forced to intervene to put things right.

The initial focus of the programme was targeted.

MTD for VAT regulations had two phases and therefore came with two corresponding deadlines:

  • Businesses were required to meet phase one by April 2019, which required the use of a “bridging software” for electronic filing of VAT returns.
  • For the second phase, tax payers are required to establish “digital links” between all their data from source system through to the final return values. HMRC recently announced an extension from the previous April 2020 deadline to April 2021.

Meeting the requirements for the second phase is far more complex and challenging for businesses, as it requires evidence of an uninterrupted digital journey of a transaction from source systems through to the VAT return.

So, how do you find out what impact MTD will have on your processes and technology? How can you begin to plan for digital record keeping? To help, we’ve created a single resource for information, valuable insight, and trusted answers from industry-leading experts.

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