Did you sign up for Making Tax Digital for VAT?

Published: 19/06/2019 By Maggie Sowa

We are fast approaching the deadline for submitting VAT returns through the HMRC portal.

May is the last quarter that you can submit a return the ‘old’ way, then you will need to sign up for Making tax Digital for VAT.

For the VAT period commencing 1st of April 2019 submission must be done through MTD compliant software, but first you will have to create a digital link between the software and HMRC’s system.

And this how it is done:

This link will take to starting point:     https://www.tax.service.gov.uk/vat-through-software/sign-up/have-software

You will need the following:

- Government gateway login details, as well as
- Company registration Number
- UTR Number

Then follow the instructions  – it is really that simple

The confirmation email will follow within 72 hours but please do not submit a return until you get one!

Please remember:

  • Once signed up for MTD with HMRC, do not submit any further VAT Returns by logging in to your HMRC government gateway account as HMRC will not receive this submission.

  • If you pay by direct debit, make sure you sign up 10 days before or 5 days after the direct debit is due allowing enough time to process the payments.

If you would like help regarding any of the above please give us a call and one of our MTD experts will happily help you through the process.