AAT Comment – Transition to Making Tax Digital is proceeding smoothly – so far
With HMRC taking a constructive approach to enforcement the outlook is positive.
All VAT-registered small businesses with a taxable turnover of up to £85,000 will have to comply with the latest MTD legislation from April 2022. HMRC has urged these businesses to sign up for MTD for VAT before it becomes mandatory.
HMRC has also announced significant changes to the system for late VAT payments, which were initially due to come into force from April of this year. The new points-based system for late payments was intended to be tougher on repeat offenders but fairer on those who occasionally missed deadlines. This new system has now been delayed until January 2023.
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