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What is Making Tax Digital?

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

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MTD for new customers

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MTD for existing customers

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MTD for accountants or bookkeepers

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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.

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Your Making Tax Digital solution

Sage has a long history of working with British businesses and accountants. We'll help you get ready for April 2019.

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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.

Making Tax Digital: The basics on HMRC's move to digitise tax

Making Tax Digital: The basics on HMRC's move to digitise tax

Accountant and Sage Business Expert Sid Moore, of Moore Accountancy, covers the basics on Making Tax Digital and HMRC's move to digitise tax.

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Making Tax Digital: Time for accountants and bookkeepers to act now

Making Tax Digital: Time for accountants and bookkeepers to act now

The Making Tax Digital roll-out begins on 1 April 2019. As an accountant or bookkeeper, here's what you need to do to be ready for it.

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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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Making Tax Digital: A guide for businesses

Making Tax Digital: A guide for businesses

Making Tax Digital is the UK government’s initiative to take all tax submission online. Read this then download your free guide for more information.

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