Making Tax Digital for your business


HMRC is making it mandatory for small businesses to file VAT returns online. 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.

We’re ready for Making Tax Digital

The programme goes live on 1 April 2019 so, if your turnover’s more than the £85k VAT threshold, you’ll need to file your returns directly and digitally. The good news is that we’ve been working closely with HMRC since they announced the plan, so our software’s compatible for them and straightforward for you.

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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Making Tax Digital: debunking the myths

With MTD just around the corner, we're setting the record straight and debunking common myths about going digital.

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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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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


£ 99 GBP / Month

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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