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What is Making Tax Digital?

The government’s Making Tax Digital (MTD) initiative means that UK businesses will need to store digital records and submit updates to HMRC using recognised accounting software.

From 1st April 2019, all businesses with a taxable turnover above the VAT threshold (currently £85,000) will be required by law to store financial records digitally and submit VAT returns from MTD-compatible accounting software.

Making Tax Digital for VAT in 60 seconds

Get to grips with MTD for VAT in this short video from FreeAgent’s chief accountant, Emily Coltman.

When's it happening?

Check the timetable to find out when Making Tax Digital will affect you.

October 2018

MTD for VAT pilot begins.

April 2019

MTD for VAT becomes mandatory for businesses over the VAT threshold (£85k).

April 2020

HMRC looks to widen the scope of MTD.

FreeAgent's been submitting VAT digitally since 2010

Digital VAT may feel like a big change, but FreeAgent is ready. In fact, we’ve been submitting digital VAT returns to HMRC on behalf of our customers for the last eight years!!

We are proudly participating in the MTD pilot programme and our software is on HMRC’s list of compatible suppliers for MTD for VAT.

What does Making Tax Digital mean for you?

Simon Hanmer


Signed up for @freeagent a month or so ago - business-wise, once of the best decisions I made. The time saved on VAT returns alone probably pays for it. #frictionlessAccounts
5:19 AM - 25 Jul 2018

Minal Patel - Marketing by Minal


Something I could not imagine running my business without now is @freeagent. Oh my, what a godsend! It's made invoicing and everything else finance related so easy. #smallbizresources #MinalsTips
5:15 AM - 7 Jun 2018

Dr Penny Pullan


Phew! Finished the quarter's accounts and VAT. Thanks @freeagent for making it much easier than with spreadsheets!
10:18 AM - 9 Aug 2017

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