Making Tax Digital for accountants and bookkeepers
Explore our Making Tax Digital advice for accountants and bookkeepers, covering everything you need to know about Making Tax Digital for VAT
Making Tax Digital for VAT explored
We explore the ins and outs of Making Tax Digital for VAT.
What Making Tax Digital means for accountants and bookkeepers?
We answer common questions about how accountants can prepare their clients and practice for Making Tax Digital (MTD).
MTD for VAT: What is Making Tax Digital?
From April 2022, all VAT-registered businesses must follow Making Tax Digital (MTD) rules.
Signing clients up for Making Tax Digital
We explore how accountants and bookkeepers can sign up clients for MTD for VAT and MTD for ITSA.
Making Tax Digital for VAT at a glance
Our cheat sheet summarises everything you need to know about MTD at a glance, including timelines, exemptions and VAT thresholds.View the MTD cheat sheet
MTD guides for accountants & bookkeepers
Browse our Making Tax Digital guidance to help you communicate the nuances of MTD to your clients and improve practice efficiency.
A complete guide to MTD bridging software
Learn how bridging software compares to full MTD software and how to communicate the difference to clients.
An MTD communications toolkit
Our toolkit can help you communicate Making Tax Digital to your clients and ensure they’re MTD-compliant.
How Xero can improve practice efficiency
MTD is a great opportunity to increase practice efficiency, automation, and digitalisation. Here’s how.
Tackling MTD for VAT in five easy steps
This guide covers how to prepare your clients and practice for MTD, looking at everything from planning segmentation to client training.View our free MTD guide
Making Tax Digital video series
Our MTD for VAT video series answers your questions about how MTD impacts the UK tax system and how to comply with the new legislation.Watch the full playlist
A closer look at Making Tax Digital
Explore our plain English guides covering topics such as digital links and MTD penalties.
Making Tax Digital jargon buster
We’ve compiled a helpful list of common Making Tax Digital buzzwords to help you navigate the world of digital tax.
Digital links for Making Tax Digital
Digital links play a vital role in connecting software packages and submitting MTD-compliant VAT returns to HMRC.
Making Tax Digital penalties
HMRC’s new Making Tax Digital (MTD) penalty system will target taxpayers who make consistent errors with their returns.
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Making Tax Digital resources for your clients
We’ve created a range of Making Tax Digital resources for you to share directly with your clients, including guides, FAQs, and videos.View MTD resources
MTD support tailored to your needs
Access bespoke consulting sessions with Xero Energise
Covering everything from Making Tax Digital to client onboarding, our consulting sessions will ensure your practice is set up for success.View consulting sessions
Support for your practice from our digital accountancy experts
Xero partner consultants are qualified accounting experts that can help you get the most out of Xero. Access their expert advice here.Get expert advice
Webinar series: Get ready for MTD for VAT
Get the ‘MTD for VAT ready’ badge to show your clients you're prepared for MTD. Watch our three webinars to gain your badge.Watch our VAT webinars
MTD for Income Tax Self Assessment
MTD rules will be extended to income tax from April 2026. Here are some resources to help you prepare.MTD for ITSA resource hub
Your Making Tax Digital questions answered
MTD for VAT requires all VAT-registered businesses with a taxable turnover above £85k to keep digital records and submit their VAT Returns to HMRC using MTD software, such as Xero. From April 2022, all VAT-registered businesses must follow MTD requirements, regardless of turnover.Learn more
The soft landing period came to an end in April 2021, meaning digital links became mandatory for businesses using MTD for VAT. The government’s VAT Notice 700/22 details what has changed, including the digital record requirements.Learn more
Yes. The government’s VAT Notice 700/22 contains a list of the different exemptions from MTD for VAT, such as if a business is subject to an insolvency procedure.Learn more
Get your Agent Services Account set up if you haven’t already done so. Then, start segmenting your clients and decide when to move each group to Making Tax Digital. It’s worth encouraging your clients to get used to digital record keeping now.Learn more
All Xero subscriptions currently supporting the submission of a VAT return will support MTD for VAT – and at no extra cost.Learn more
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