The first phase of Making Tax Digital (MTD) will go live from April 2019. It's a hot topic in the tax and accounting industry and for good reason. Follow our Making Tax Digital blog to stay up to date with the latest information.

HMRC has published a consultation that outlines plans to implement reporting rules for digital platforms first put forward by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). In February 2020, the OECD consulted on proposed rules setting out how digital platforms should collect information about the income of sellers and report it to tax authorities. Under t ...

HMRC has published a policy paper outlining the forthcoming changes to the penalties for late payment and interest harmonisation for taxpayers. The government intends to reform sanctions for late submission and late payments to make them 'fairer and more consistent across taxes'. Initially the changes will apply to VAT and Income Tax Self Assessment (ITSA).   The changes will ...

HMRC have proposed that MTD for income tax will be introduced from 6th April 2023 for taxpayers who have gross business or property income over £10,000. The rules will also apply to partnerships and trust with business or property income. Individuals will now be required to keep records electronically (either using a spreadsheet or suitable software) and file quarterly returns ...

The Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) has urged HMRC to rethink the requirement for companies to report quarterly under Making Tax Digital for corporation tax (MTD for CT). In response to HMRC's consultation on expanding the MTD initiative to corporation tax, the ICAEW suggested that HMRC should reconsider reporting requirements 'at the very least ...

Making Tax Digital (MTD) is already here for VAT traders who are over the vat registration threshold.  Starting April 2021 all VAT registered traders will have to utilise MTD compatible software to file VAT returns for periods starting on or after 1 April 2022. Businesses are required to keep the VAT record in digital form. Due to changes being made by HMRC in the transition pe ...

There is a wide range of financial support available under the Government’s economic rescue package, but it can be difficult to identify the measures most relevant for your specific circumstances. Ward Williams provide a simple overview of the most common financial issues arising for businesses and individuals affected by COVID-19. For further information please get in touch wi ...

On 21 July, the Treasury set out the next steps in its plan to extend Making Tax Digital (MTD) to all businesses and those taxpayers that file self assessment returns. Currently, businesses above the VAT threshold of £85,000 are required to comply with Making Tax Digital for VAT (MTD for VAT). From April 2022, the initiative will be extended to all VAT-registered businesses i ...

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With Making Tax Digital for VAT now underway we wish to make sure that all our affected clients are ready for the next milestone. Where Ward Williams assist with filing a business VAT return we will be liaising or arranging with that business to ensure that it is signed up at HMRC for MTD at the appropriate time.  For other businesses then the sign up is at https://www.gov.uk/ ...

HMRC has warned young people in the UK to 'stay vigilant' in order to avoid falling victim to 'Springtime' tax refund scams. Criminals often target young individuals or the elderly as these groups of people are likely to be less familiar with the UK tax system. During the months of April and May, criminals often bombard taxpayers with tax refund scams at the same time as genui ...