March 15th, 2019

Do I need to comply with MTD for VAT if my turnover is below the threshold?

The simple answer is no, provided VAT turnover is less than the current threshold of £85,000 and the business is not already signed up to Making Tax Digital (MTD) for VAT.

Where a business is within MTD for VAT, even if turnover drops below the threshold, VAT returns will need to be MTD compliant.

For businesses below the threshold, HMRC’s existing online VAT return will continue to be available. This option will no longer be available to businesses within the scope of MTD.

Where turnover exceeds the threshold, MTD is compulsory from 1 April 2019, meaning businesses will have to:

If you need any help with this then please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

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Alison obtained a First class degree in Accountancy and Management at UCLAN University. She then went on to qualify as a certified accountant in 2006 and became a founder member in 2011.

Alison trained at a practice in Liverpool and, within her 10 years there, she developed as an accounts manager and obtained a varied portfolio of clients which has provided her with a range of experience in accounts, audit, VAT and taxation.
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