HMRC delays MTD for businesses below the VAT threshold

It has been announced by HMRC’s Making Tax Digital (MTD) team that plans still remain in place for VAT registered businesses, but the wider extension of the MTD programme for non-VAT registered businesses will be delayed, due to Brexit and the Government resources being stretched. HMRC have said that its digital delivery team and business analysis team are redirecting their focus on ensuring that a customs solution will be in place, if it is required when the UK leaves the EU on 29 March 2019. 

HMRC said ‘Work will continue to complete the Income Tax service for the million customers who are eligible to join and the pilot will remain open for those who wish to trial the service but we will pause work to extend the service to cater for other customer types.’

The changes do not impact plans for VAT registered businesses and MTD for VAT will still go ahead from April 2019. 

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