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UK Making Tax Digital pilot goes public

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  • 20 September 2018 | Richard Asquith

UK Making Tax Digital pilot goes public

The UK’s HRMC has confirmed the next-stage plans for its Making Tax Digital (MTD) for VAT pilot. The pilot is aimed at helping develop filing solutions to ensure businesses are ready to file returns on the new HMRC API platform from 1 April 2019.

So far, the pilot has been closed just to software developers and selected invited tax payers. This is to enable a range of solutions to be developed by software providers for the marketplace. Avalara’s MTD software has been tested successfully with HMRC.

In October, the pilot will be opened to a public beta phase. This will enable any tax payer to test the new service functionality, and file their returns. This will include sole traders, but exclude until further notice:

  • Companies in VAT Groups or Divisions
  • Charities
  • Businesses trading in the EU or beyond
  • Annual VAT returns
  • Businesses which pay VAT on account
  • Partnerships
  • Tax payers not up-to-date with their VAT returns
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VP Global Indirect Tax
Richard Asquith
VP Global Indirect Tax Richard Asquith
Richard Asquith is VP Global Indirect Tax at Avalara, helping businesses understand their compliance obligations as they grow globally. He is part of the European leadership team which this year won International Tax Review's Tax Technology Firm of the Year. Richard qualified as an accountant with KPMG in the UK, and went on to work in Hungary, Russia and France with EY.