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Making tax digital - articles

Features and articles from ICAEW on the Making Tax Digital (MTD) programme in the UK.

How has Making Tax Digital changed VAT recordkeeping?

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Caroline Miskin 12-08-2019

Caroline Miskin explains Making Tax Digital for VAT’s recordkeeping requirements. She answers some common questions and clarifies areas of confusion, including the level of detail needed for digital records, relaxations and trading through digital platforms.

The big data benefits of Making Tax Digital

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Ewan Bolt Chartech 30-07-2019

As businesses migrate their reporting online, Johnston Carmichael’s Ewan Bolt takes a look at the additional advantages of going digital.

Avoiding Making Tax Digital for VAT penalties

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Caroline Miskin Taxline 05-07-2019

The Tax Faculty’s Caroline Miskin provides advice on avoiding Making Tax Digital for VAT penalties, including what to do if things go wrong and HMRC’s so-called light touch approach. Her key advice is: whatever issues you may have with filing a VAT return, pay the VAT by the due date.

How to set up your agent services accounts

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Caroline Miskin Taxline 12-06-2019

Caroline Miskin of the Tax Faculty reports on an event at Chartered Accountants’ Hall, London, which featured ICAEW and HMRC and focused on supporting agents in setting up their agent services account.

Lamma 2019

David Missen 10-06-2019

MHA asked a sample of visitors at the Lamma event on 8th-9th January how they felt about various current issues.

Xero's bridging software for MTD

ICAEW Practicewire 07-05-2019

Making Tax Digital (MTD) for VAT is here. Under the scheme, most VAT registered businesses with a taxable turnover above the £85k VAT threshold will need to keep records digitally and submit VAT returns to HMRC using MTD-compatible software.

Spring Statement 2019

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Jane Moore Taxline 17-04-2019

Jane Moore rounds up the tax items from the Spring Statement 2019, including Making Tax Digital, structures and buildings allowance, tax avoidance and evasion, national minimum wage, apprenticeship levy and forthcoming papers over the rest of the year.

Reflecting on changes to the tax landscape

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Rebecca Benneyworth Taxline 17-04-2019

Rebecca Benneyworth considers some April changes that provide food for thought. She discusses, among other things, Making Tax Digital, increases in staff costs and the ‘sorry saga’ of the controversial loan charge legislation.

Non UK resident land gains tax

04-04-2019

From April 2019, provisions in Sch 1, Finance Act 2019 will bring more disposals of interests in UK land by non-residents into charge to UK tax.

MTD in perspective software firms on Making Tax Digital

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Software providers Chartech 03-04-2019

One year ago, the pilot for Making Tax Digital began, signalling a shift towards modernising the UK tax compliance process. While there have been positives in the year since, there have also been challenges, particularly for smaller firms. Here, three software firms – Sage, Xero and Iris – offer their perspectives on how the pilot has gone so far.

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