Making Tax Digital for VAT: Penalty regime starts 1st April 2021

New rules on the Digital Journey and Digital Bookkeeping

Delayed from 1 April 2020, HMRC's Making Tax Digital (MTD) Phase 2 come into force on 1 April 2021.

This regulation requires over 1 million UK VAT registered businesses to record and submit their VAT returns digitally with no interruptions, including manual transfers or adjustments.

The new regime also brings with it, for the first time, a new penalty regime, for business that fail to keep digital records or maintain a complete digital journey.

Download our free Making Tax Digital (MTD) Phase 2 guide

Brexit survival guide

This guide explains the new rules on the Digital Journey and Digital Bookkeeping. Plus, the introduction of penalties.

What's inside?

  • What MTD is and the new Phase 2 requirements
  • The new requirements around digital record-keeping, including what data must be stored digitally and what HMRC classify as a digital link
  • The new penalty regime; and 
  • How businesses can apply for an extension and why you need to start that process now.
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