MTD: Who is affected by MTD for VAT

From 1 April 2022, all UK businesses that are VAT registered and with any level of turnover is required to keep their records digitally and submit VAT returns to HMRC using MTD-compatible software via an Application Programming Interface (API). Other areas of MTD, such as Income tax and Corporation tax will be coming soon

What do I need to do next?

You need to assess if you are on a MTD-compatible software. HMRC have an official list of the software providers which are MTD-compatible, but we would advise you to contact your software provider to confirm if you are unsure, as you may require an upgrade.

If you are not currently on a MTD-compatible software, then now is a great time to move to the cloud.

Cloud options

Here are some of the options our current clients are using:








Here at Plus Accounting, we are Xero Partners and we have over 500 clients currently using this software. We specialise in this software as part of our MTD migration service.

If you would like to know more about this specific software, visit our Xero page here.

If you already use Xero to submit your VAT returns via Xero then that’s great news, you just need to check you are signed up correctly for MTD and using the MTD Xero VAT module.

Non-cloud options

HMRC have stated that Excel spreadsheets can still be maintained but digital links and bridging software must be used in order to connect your bookkeeping records to HMRC systems and allow the required VAT information to be reported digitally to HMRC

For more information on Making Tax Digital please contact Emma Hardwick from our Plus Advisory team.