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Prepare with Sage and Peter Jones for Making Tax Digital’s deferred deadline

For many businesses the Making Tax Digital (MTD) deadline was 1st April 2019. However, certain organisations have until 1st October 2019 to record VAT and submit VAT returns digitally.

Ambition drives every business

The secret of success? It’s about being Sage.

Since 2018, entrepreneur and Dragons’ Den star Peter Jones CBE has been working alongside Sage to unlock the potential of British businesses, helping them succeed and grow.

Having started his first business at 16, Peter has been using Sage since the early days of his entrepreneurial journey and uses Sage Business Cloud to reduce administrative burden across his own organisation.

Along with one-to-one support from Sage, his advice has helped countless UK businesses make a smooth transition to recording VAT digitally and submitting returns online using accounting software.

What is the MTD deferral group?

The MTD deadline was deferred until the 1st October 2019 for organisations that have a taxable turnover above £85,000 and are either:

  • Businesses required to make payments on account
  • Annual accounting scheme users
  • Trusts
  • Not-for-profit organisations that are not set up as a company
  • VAT divisions or groups
  • Public sector entities required to provide additional information on their VAT return
  • Local authorities
  • Public corporations
  • Traders based overseas

Find your ideal solution

Making Tax Digital is really easy with Sage. We’ve helped thousands of UK organisations make the MTD switch and stay HMRC-compliant. Choose the option that best describes your business and we’ll help you get started on Making Tax Digital today.

0-20 employees
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Small business

Reduce admin and focus on running your business with our award-winning and time-saving tools.
21-200 employees
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Medium business

Grow your business and keep up the pace with software that effectively manages your payments, payroll, people and financials.
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Accountants

Join more than 14,000 accountants and bookkeepers in using effective solutions to manage your clients and practice.

Expert advice on Making Tax Digital

See what our experts have to say about Making Tax Digital, what it means for your business, and how we can help you get ready for it. 

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Peter Jones

Sage Ambassador Peter Jones talks about why MTD will benefit your business, and how Sage can help you make a smooth transition.
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Tom Ritchie

Sage’s MTD expert explains why the move to digitise tax is a good thing for your business, and how our expertise and support will help you get it right. 
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Theresa Middleton

HMRC’s Director of Making Tax Digital for Business highlights what businesses need to do to get ready for MTD. 
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The ultimate guide to Making Tax Digital

Learn about Making Tax Digital (MTD) and what HMRC’s new scheme means for your business, and discover the steps you need to take now to submit VAT returns. The guide features advice from Peter Jones on why your business should embrace the digital world, and there’s a series of FAQs that answer key questions you may have around MTD. 

Making Tax Digital news and advice

Get insights and tips to help with getting ready for MTD from Sage Advice, our business blog.

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