Making Tax Digital


Making Tax Digital (MTD) for VAT is here. This section is packed with free guides, toolkits and updates to help you and your clients become compliant using our HMRC-recognised MTD software.

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What is making tax digital

What is Making Tax Digital?

Making Tax Digital will transform HMRC into one of the world’s most advanced and efficient tax administrations.

As an accountant or bookkeeper, you can grow your business by ensuring your practice is ready and migrating your clients to HMRC-recognised software, like Xero.

Why choose Xero for Making Tax Digital?

Xero’s Making Tax Digital software has features that will ensure easy compliance – saving you and your clients precious time when it comes to VAT.

Know which VAT returns are due

View history and notes

Post VAT returns in real time

Drill down to transaction details

View and adjust VAT returns

Deploy faster using Xero’s bridging software


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Already using Xero?

Get started with Making Tax Digital for VAT and switch to our new VAT software. You must sign up with HMRC first and then activate Xero’s Making Tax Digital for VAT feature.

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News and resources

Get the latest updates and tips to help you and your clients with Making Tax Digital.

Learn about Making Tax Digital in Xero

Find out more on how to set up Making Tax Digital for VAT in Xero.

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Xero HQ VAT is now live

Xero HQ VAT is now live and available to all UK partners – at no additional cost.

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Frequently asked questions

Gain a greater understanding of Making Tax Digital for VAT with these FAQs – and our answers.

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Making Tax Digital for VAT software

It’s available in all Xero plans that support VAT at no extra cost.

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Making Tax Digital bridging software

Xero’s bridging software means you can ease your clients into Making Tax Digital. It’s available in all Xero plans that support VAT.

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Move clients to Making Tax Digital software

Easily convert client data to Xero from select Sage and Quickbooks desktop and online products with Movemybooks.

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Client migration centre

Find everything you need to migrate or convert your clients from desktop accounting software or other online accounting software to Xero.

We have the tools you need and the partner services team will help you every step of the way.

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