What is Making Tax Digital?
Making Tax Digital (MTD) for VAT starts 1 April 2019. From this date, businesses who are VAT-registered above the £85k threshold will have to submit VAT returns digitally using compatible software. HMRC lists Xero as software that will be compatible with MTD for VAT.
MTD is an HMRC initiative designed to make sure the UK tax system is effective, efficient and easier for taxpayers. Some of the benefits include:
Tax recording will be more accurate, providing fewer opportunities for errors, miscalculations and fraudulent activity.
The process will be faster and more automated for businesses, accountants and HMRC, helping them save valuable time.
With the right software, Making Tax Digital will make it easier for small businesses to record and file their tax returns online.
Everything you need for Making Tax Digital
Get your practice and your clients ready for MTD today.Partner resources
Find out how to make managing VAT quick and easy.Business resources
Xero’s Making Tax Digital journey
News and resources
Tips and updates to help you with Making Tax Digital.
Xero is MTD-ready now
We’re thrilled to announce Xero’s Making Tax Digital for VAT solution is live – ahead of the 1 April mandation date.
Frequently asked questions
Our FAQs tackle all your scary questions about Making Tax Digital for VAT.
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What’s Xero’s role in MTD?
Preparing for digital tax starts with managing business accounts online – it makes the transition smoother and business more efficient.
Xero is Britain’s leading online accounting software, and over 1 million subscribers around the world use Xero save time and get paid faster.
Having consulted with HMRC on Making Tax Digital, Xero is committed to supporting small businesses and their advisors through the transition.Learn more about Xero