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Making Tax Digital for VAT - FAQs

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This guide lists the most common questions you're asking us about Making Tax Digital (MTD) for VAT at the moment.


When should I sign up for MTD?

How do I sign up for MTD?

How do I check if I've signed up with HMRC for MTD?

How will MTD work for a group of companies sharing the same VAT number?

What information is included when I submit my MTD VAT Return?

Where can I check the HMRC service status?

Can I submit VAT Returns via the Government Gateway?

Can I amend a VAT Return I've submitted through Making Tax Digital?

Do I need to submit my EC Sales List through Making Tax Digital?

Sage 50cloud Accounts and MTD

How do I authorise my software for MTD?

When should I switch on MTD in my software?

Switch to MTD VAT Submissions in Sage 50cloud Accounts

If I already submit VAT Returns from Sage 50 Accounts does that mean I'm MTD compliant?

Why can't I see the Enable Making Tax Digital for VAT submissions option?

Can I submit my group VAT Return using Sage 50 Accounts?

I have a complex VAT scheme, can I make an MTD VAT submission using Sage 50 Accounts?

Can I submit my VAT Return under Making Tax Digital if my accounts are in Euros?

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Making Tax Digital - Calculate and submit your VAT Return in Sage 50cloud Accounts

How do I use the separate MTD module with Sage 50 Accounts?

Can I print a submission confirmation for my MTD VAT Return?

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