If your business has a taxable turnover over £85,000 it is highly likely that you will need to submit your VAT Returns in line with new Making Tax Digital requirements. You can check here if and when you need to sign up.
Before you sign up for Making Tax Digital, you’ll need:
When you’re ready to sign up, you can do so here.
Please note that businesses who currently pay VAT by Direct Debit cannot sign up in the seven working days leading up to, or the five working days after their VAT return is due.
After signing up, HMRC will send you a confirmation email within 72 hours. Do not submit a VAT Return until you have received a confirmation email.
The deadlines and frequency of your VAT Returns and payments will not change. However, you will need to submit your VAT Return using compatible software. You will still be able to use your VAT online account to view deadlines and manage payments.
HMRC have put together various guides and videos to help business navigate the sign up process, which you can access here.