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.

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.

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Making Tax Digital for VAT at a glance

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.

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An MTD communications toolkit

Our toolkit can help you communicate Making Tax Digital to your clients and ensure they’re MTD-compliant.

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How Xero can improve practice efficiency

MTD is a great opportunity to increase practice efficiency, automation, and digitalisation. Here’s how.

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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.

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Tackling MTD for VAT in five easy steps

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.

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Making Tax Digital Video Series

A closer look at Making Tax Digital

Explore our plain English guides covering topics such as digital links and MTD penalties.

Georgi Rollings, Director, Starfish

"Working with Xero has made us much more efficient as a practice. It means we then can spend that time with clients on the value adding conversations"

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Georgi Rollings

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.

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Making Tax Digital Resources for Your Clients

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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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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
Making Tax Digital for Income Tax Self Assessment

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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All Xero subscriptions currently supporting the submission of a VAT return will support MTD for VAT – and at no extra cost.

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