Making Tax Digital


HMRC plans to introduce legislation that forces small businesses to file VAT returns online, as soon as April 2019. This hub is packed with useful information to help you learn all about the plans and start preparing ahead of the deadline.

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Resources for small businesses

Today, only 11% percent of VAT returns are filed with software. If you or your accountant don’t currently file VAT using software, Making Tax Digital could have a real impact on how you work, so it’s vital you start researching today.

To help you get going, we’ve curated a collection of handy guides that provide valuable insights into Making Tax Digital and online financial management.

Everything you need to do before April 2019

A need-to-know checklist ahead of HMRC’s Making Tax Digital initiative.

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Making Tax Digital for businesses

Find out what Making Tax Digital is all about and see how it will affect your business.

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Why online accounting is good for business

Read this small business guide to find out how online accounting can help your business. 

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Choosing the right VAT scheme

Select the VAT scheme that fits your business to get ready for Making Tax Digital.

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Move from Excel to accounting software

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What makes a good online accounting provider

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Get help from an expert

Making Tax Digital changes the way your business works, but finding the right solution can mean a change for the better. Get expert advice from a trusted accountant or bookkeeper to help you make the right decisions.

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Xero has all you need to go digital

You can make sure your transition to digital tax runs smoothly by managing your business finances with online software. As the UK’s leading cloud accounting software, Xero is the perfect place to start.

Submit online VAT returns

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

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Send invoices online

Get paid faster with invoices you can send in a couple of clicks that customers can pay online.

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Keep on top of cash flow

Xero automatically imports transactions, direct from your bank, giving you an up-to-date view of business.

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With Xero, the entire accounting process is handled, all the way up to tax preparation – it makes the job much easier. And we’re working with HMRC to make sure you’re ready for the launch of Making Tax Digital.

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