Making Tax Digital for your business


HMRC is making it mandatory for small businesses to file VAT returns online by April 2019. We’ve produced some indispensable guides to help you understand and prepare for Making Tax Digital (MTD). On this page, you’ll find the answers to your questions and learn how Xero can help.

Preparing for Making Tax Digital

Frequently asked questions

Our FAQs tackle all your scary questions about Making Tax Digital for VAT, so you can make sure your business is prepared for 1 April 2019.

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Why choose Xero for Making Tax Digital?

From 1 April, HMRC will only accept VAT returns through MTD-compatible software. Find out how Xero works with you to make the transition easier.

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Moving to Xero

Find out how to move from Excel

Forget clunky formulas and transform your finances into clear, accurate information that's accessible from anywhere.

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Moving from Sage or QuickBooks? We'll pay for your migration

Let us help you make the transition to beautiful accounting software seamlessly. We'll move your data across for free. 

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The right help to get you started

Unlimited, free 24/7 support

Our dedicated small business specialists are here to help and will contact you during your free trial to help you get set up.

If you need any advice or support once you're set up with Xero, our friendly and knowledgeable experts are on hand 24/7.

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Get ahead of the deadline and Register your interest in the Xero MTD for VAT beta

Xero has been participating in HMRC’s MTD for VAT pilot since July successfully submitting live  VAT returns using the beta version of Xero’s MTD functionality. Register your interest, get up to speed and place your business ahead of the rest before the 1 April 2019 deadline.

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Find a MTD-ready accountant

If you're looking for a new accountant or bookkeeper, use our directory to find an advisor near you.

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Plans and pricing

Our plans have no set up fees or contracts, and you pay monthly.


£ 99 GBP / Month


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30-day free trial

Whether you've been in business for years or this is your first small business, try Xero now and see how online accounting software can make running a business more beautiful.

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