Making Tax Digital


As soon as April 2019, your clients above the VAT threshold will be forced to file VAT returns online. This hub is packed with useful information and resources to help you understand the impact on your practice and clients ahead of the deadline.

How to prepare your practice

Making Tax Digital continues with a revised timetable and will have a real impact on how you work with your clients. Changing the way you work takes time and planning, so it’s vital you start the process of taking your practice digital today to avoid falling behind.

one, asses your accounting practice
Evaluate your practice

Check which departments in your practice are affected by Making Tax Digital.

two, assess your clients
Assess your clients

Identify which clients you’ll need to migrate to digital accounting, and when.

three, create your digital plan
Create your digital plan

Follow our step-by-step plan to get your practice ready for digital accounting.

The digital practice toolkit provides a step-by-step guide to taking your practice digital
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Resources for accountants and bookkeepers

To help you make sense of it all, we’ve curated a collection of handy guides with the essential information on Making Tax Digital and online financial management.

Report: Digital or die

We researched the digital revolution to show why it’s now or never for advisors.

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Getting ready for Making Tax Digital

Find out about Making Tax Digital and see how it will impact your practice and clients.

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HMRC delays Making Tax Digital

Learn what HMRC’s revised timeline for Making Tax Digital means for you and your clients.

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Are you ready for digital tax laws?

See why it’s crucial for your practice to move clients online ahead of the MTD deadline.

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Why operating online is the future

Find out why leading accountants are taking their practices online to thrive.

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The birth of on-demand accounting

Digital accounting means the death of the 9-5 accountant and the birth of a new way.

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Online accountants get great clients

Learn why online accountants are attracting great clients and see how you can join them.

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Find out what it means for your clients

Making Tax Digital will change the way many small businesses work, but what does it mean for your clients? Discover resources curated for clients in our small business resource centre.

Business resources

Xero helps practices to thrive

Digital software can help practices to grow, and there’s no better example than Xero – online accounting software that makes your processes more efficient and profitable.

Submit online VAT returns

Xero makes it easy to submit VAT returns online – with simple, accurate tracking.

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Run your practice from one place

Xero HQ gives you the tools you need to get your processes humming, all in one place.

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Solutions for clients of all sizes

Move your smallest clients off spreadsheets and onto Xero with Ledger and Cashbook.

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Our recent research showed that Xero partners grow four times faster than the UK industry average – and your practice can benefit too. The first step to building a better practice is to join the Xero partner programme.

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