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Making Tax Digital - Timeline for clients

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Summary

If you're submitting Making Tax Digital VAT Returns on behalf of clients, here we outline key dates and deadlines to work to for clients who did not participate in the MTD pilot.

Resolution

If you pay HMRC by Direct Debit, you must sign up for MTD at least 5 working days after your last non-MTD VAT Return submission and at least 7 working days before your first MTD submission. For other payment methods, allow 24 hours after your last submission and 72 hours before your first MTD submission.

 

Monthly
1 April to
30 April

Quarterly
1 April to
30 June

Quarterly
1 May to
31 July

Quarterly
1 June to
31 August

Submit last non MTD VAT Return.
(7 days earlier if not paying by Direct Debit or electronically)

7 May

7 May

7 June

7 July

Earliest you can sign a client up for MTD via your Agent Services Account.

8 May

8 May

8 June

8 July

HMRC recommended sign up period.

15 May to 28 May

15 May to 23 June

15 June to 23 July

15 July to 23 August

Deadline for having Direct Debit clients signed up and authenticated.
For other payment methods, allow at least 72 hours before the first MTD submission.

31 May

31 July

30 Aug

27 Sept

First MTD VAT Return due.
(7 days earlier if not paying by Direct Debit or electronically)

7 June

7 Aug

7 Sept

7 Oct

 

 

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