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Making Tax Digital is here

Want to see how Sage can help you be ready for your first MTD submission? Book your spot today for our free 45-minute webinar. Find out how our range of flexible, simple-to-use solutions can help you take the complexity out of running your business. 

What is Making Tax Digital?

Making Tax Digital is HMRC’s move to digitising tax. Since April 2019, VAT registered businesses with a taxable turnover above £85k have to submit VAT returns to HMRC using functional compatible software. 89% of businesses who submit VAT, are having to change the way they process tax. If you're impacted, you can get everything you need here on our MTD resource hub. 

Who are you?

For the very latest news on MTD and what it means to you, select an option below. With Sage, we have you covered.

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MTD for new customers

If you're considering joining Sage and want help, click below.
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MTD for existing customers

If you're an existing customer and want more advice, click below.
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MTD for accountants or bookkeepers

If you're an accountant or bookkeeper and want to help your clients, click below.

Getting ready for MTD

Sage expert Tom Ritchie discusses the ins and outs of Making Tax Digital. Find out everything you need to know and discover how Sage can help.

Your Making Tax Digital solution

Sage has a long history of working with British businesses and accountants. We'll help you transition to Making Tax Digital compliance.

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HMRC trusted

Sage has been working with HMRC on MTD for years to ensure our accounting products are leading the way in compliance.
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100% compliant

Submit your VAT return with confidence. Market-leading software in line with legislation. Making Tax Digital is no different.
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World-class support

Digital content, expert-led webinars, live events, webchat and telephone support, all the way to bespoke services designed to support your business including 1-2-1 training and onsite support.
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Pioneering technology

We've been helping with VAT for years so you won't get left behind. We make sure the changes will feel as small as possible.
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We help businesses grow

Sage Business Cloud offers solutions for businesses of all sizes. Software that grows as your business does, meeting your needs every step of the way.

Why is Making Tax Digital happening?

HMRC loses £9bn each year on taxation errors, and they believe that's partly due to the way businesses declare their income - digital record keeping and automated VAT submissions will make the process easier and error-free. Part of improving VAT means you'll need to record your transactions throughout your VAT period and send HMRC an automated nine-box VAT return at the end of each period, directly from your software. It's a simpler, more efficient process that will be less disruptive to your business in the long run.

What Making Tax Digital means to you

Recent research has shown that moving to digital accounting software saves small-medium sized businesses £17,000 annually.

Digitising tax is a good thing. You'll no longer have to provide the same details twice. You'll get a real-time view of your tax so you're not taken by surprise when bills come in. Having all of your tax details in the one place makes everything simpler. No matter how you choose to work, all Sage solutions are packed with innovative technology that unlocks the power of the cloud so you'll be MTD compliant.

Making Tax Digital news and advice

Head to our blog for articles, insights and tips to help you with Making Tax Digital.

How to submit a Making Tax Digital for VAT return

How to submit a Making Tax Digital for VAT return

Need to file a Making Tax Digital for VAT return? Our step-by-step advice covers registering with HMRC and what you need to do to submit your VAT return.

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Making Tax Digital for accountants

Making Tax Digital for accountants

Making Tax Digital for VAT has come into force. Here's what accountants and bookkeepers can do to help their clients move to MTD VAT submissions.

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Making Tax Digital for VAT: What do HMRC's updates mean for you?

Making Tax Digital for VAT: What do HMRC's updates mean for you?

HMRC has issued details about Making Tax Digital for VAT. Find out what MTD means for businesses and accountants with our straightforward FAQs.

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Making Tax Digital: Top tips from Peter Jones

Making Tax Digital: Top tips from Peter Jones

Entrepreneur and Sage Ambassador Peter Jones shares his advice on Making Tax Digital and reveals his top tips for businesses.

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