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Making Tax Digital for VAT - Checklist

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This guide is a checklist to help you submit your first Making Tax Digital (MTD) VAT Return in Sage 50cloud Accounts.


MTD for VAT is already mandatory for most businesses and from 1 April 2022 it will also apply to VAT registered businesses with a taxable turnover below the VAT threshold. If you're affected by this change, you must submit VAT Returns under MTD from your first full VAT period after this date.

Once you sign up with HMRC for MTD, from that point onwards you must submit your VAT Returns under the MTD system. If you're using Sage 50cloud Accounts, for a smooth transition simply follow our quick and easy checklist.

1. Setup
2. Sign up
  • Reconcile and submit your last Government Gateway VAT Return as normal, then
  • Register with HMRC for MTD. Find out more >
3. Submit

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