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Update: Making Tax Digital
18 July 2017

In what we see as a sensible move, the Government has delayed the rollout of Making Tax Digital (MTD) by “at least” two years until 2020. The deferral has been confirmed by the Treasury, although quarterly VAT reporting will be mandatory from 2019.

The Treasury document states that under the new timetable for MTD:

Only businesses with a turnover above the VAT threshold (currently £85,000) will have to keep digital records and only for VAT purposes;

They will only need to do so from 2019; and

Businesses will not be asked to keep digital records, or to update HMRC quarterly, for other taxes until at least 2020.

MTD is the most fundamental change to the administration of the UK tax system for a generation, changing the way in which businesses; landlords, individuals and tax agents interact with HMRC.

Dutton Moore has plans in place to cope with these major changes and has established Tax Digital Hull Ltd as a limited company to facilitate the changes.

Colin Hamilton, Tax Partner at Dutton Moore commented: “We wanted to update our clients on the latest news about these changes. We welcome this delay and when the time comes we are here to help and provide guidance to our clients, existing and new, and facilitate these changes for them.

“HRMC is explaining the changes as making it easier for individuals and businesses to get their tax right and keep on top of their tax affairs. As an accountancy practice, we see these changes as unnecessary and an additional cost to businesses and individuals. The data gained will actually produce no results and it very much feels like a “Big Brother” approach.”

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