Making Tax Digital (MTD) for VAT has been with us since April 2019, with the extension to all VAT registered businesses from April 2022.
The next roll-out will be the introduction of MTD for income tax which is scheduled to start in April 2024.
The obligation to keep records in a digital format and report information quarterly will apply to unincorporated businesses and property landlords with gross income from all business activities in excess of £10,000 a year.
Businesses operating MTD for VAT may already have ‘functional compatible software’ for income tax purposes but will need to get into a new routine for income tax reporting.
The changes will be more significant for property landlord businesses, most of whom are not VAT registered and so have not already been through MTD for VAT.
If you believe you need a new digital accounting system for your business, there are a number of MTD compliant accounting software packages on offer and we can advise you on the one that is most appropriate for your business. There are even relatively low-cost software packages specifically designed for property rental businesses.
We are Xero platinum partners and support many other software packages, so we can advise which is best for your business requirements.
Rob Case, Partner and head of Tax, is also a VAT expert and has a significant number of property landlords in his client base. If you would like to talk through your situation, please call 01242 776000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.