Making Tax Digital for Income Tax Explained
Our Making Tax Digital timeline covers all of the key deadlines and dates for each stage of HMRC’s MTD initiative.
In this guide, we revisit the original Making Tax Digital legislation for VAT, Income Tax, and Corporation Tax.
We explore digital record keeping rules so you can make sure you’re fully compliant with MTD.
Under MTD for ITSA rules, landlords and the self-employed will have to provide quarterly updates on their income tax.
From April 2026, ‘Final Declarations’ will be a requirement for HMRC’s Making Tax Digital for Income Tax initiative.
We explore what an End of Period Statement (EOPS) is and why you must submit one to comply with MTD for ITSA.
Understanding Changes to Self Assessment
We explore everything sole traders and the self-employed need to know about Making Tax Digital for ITSA.
From April 2026, MTD for ITSA will change the way the self-employed and landlords do their self assessment.
This quick guide provides step-by-step instructions on how to fill in a Self Assessment Tax Return online.
Read this guide to learn when you need to register for Self Assessment, submit a return, and pay your tax bill.
Our expert guide tells you everything you need to know about paying tax to HMRC when you’re self-employed.
In this guide, we explore what expenses you can claim when self-employed.
Making Tax Digital Guides for Landlords
Landlords earning above £50,000 a year from business and property will need to sign up to MTD for ITSA from April 2026.
Understanding MTD for landlords
Read our FAQs exploring what Making Tax Digital means for landlords in practical terms.
A quick guide to MTD for landlords
This short guide outlines the key points landlords need to bear in mind when preparing for MTD for ITSA.
MTD Support for Accountants & Bookkeepers
Our resources will help you prepare your clients and practice for ITSA, outlining how to segment your clients and market your practice.
We take a look at HMRC’s new ITSA timeline and what these changes mean for your practice and your clients.
Read our guide outlining three steps you can take to prepare your clients and practice for MTD for Income Tax.
Our quick guide walks you through how to easily segment your clients for Making Tax Digital for Income Tax.
Download our segment overview and workload calculator to support you with preparing for MTD for Income Tax.
We explore how to market your accountancy or bookkeeping practice to landlords navigating the new MTD for ITSA legislation.
Learn how to market your accountancy or bookkeeping practice to sole traders navigating MTD for ITSA.
MTD for ITSA Software
Choosing the right MTD for ITSA software is crucial. Learn more about Xero’s MTD for ITSA beta solution here.
Xero and MTD for ITSA
We’re testing our MTD for ITSA solution to ensure it meets the needs of those navigating the new rules.
Xero’s ITSA beta in practice
Best Accountancy Services (Plymouth) Ltd successfully onboarded clients using Xero’s ITSA beta software.
Your MTD for ITSA questions answered
Making Tax Digital for Income Tax Self Assessment (MTD for ITSA) is part of the government’s plans to digitalise the UK tax system. MTD for Income Tax will impact the way sole traders and landlords with a total business or property income above £50,000 per year manage their tax obligations.Learn more about MTD for ITSA
Businesses, self-employed people and landlords with a total income (from business or property) above £50,000 will need to follow MTD rules for ITSA from April 2026. Instead of using HMRC’s website to file returns, you’ll need to keep digital records and use compatible software.Learn more
From April 2026, landlords earning above £50,000 annually will need to change the way they record income and expenses under Making Tax Digital for Income Tax Self Assessment rules. They will also need to change the way they submit tax returns.Learn more
In the space of one tax year, you’ll need to send HMRC four quarterly updates using your MTD-compatible software. You’ll also need to send an ‘End of Period Statement’ at the end of the fourth quarter and a ‘Final Declaration’, by January 31st. This replaces the current annual self-assessment.Learn more