Chapter 3

How to sign up to MTD for VAT

Find out how the sign up process for MTD for VAT has changed, and what you need to do to register.

Illustration of person using tablet to submit VAT return

If you are VAT registered, you will automatically be signed up to MTD for VAT.

If you are not yet VAT registered, you must first register for VAT through your Government Gateway account to receive your VAT registration number. You will then automatically be signed up to MTD for VAT.

Speak to your accountant or bookkeeper if you need support with this.


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