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Making Tax Digital - Bridging software

Can we still use spreadsheets after MTD comes into force?
One of the most commonly asked questions concerning the Making Tax Digital changes coming in from April 2019 concerns whether spreadsheets count as “functional compatible software”.  The answer to this is both yes and no.

Making Tax Digital - Bridging software

One of the most commonly asked questions concerning the Making Tax Digital changes coming in from April 2019 concerns whether spreadsheets count as “functional compatible software”.   Bridging software allows businesses to transfer the relevant VAT information from a spreadsheet directly into HMRC's MTD systems - thereby removing the need to purchase a full accounting software package - at least in the short-term. 

Making Tax Digital: Changes to VAT reporting from 2019

From April 2019, as part of the Government’s Making Tax Digital (MTD) programme, VAT registered businesses with taxable turnover above the VAT registration threshold (currently £85,000) will have to keep their records digitally (for VAT purposes only) and submit their VAT return information to HMRC digitally through ‘MTD functional compatible software’.

Making Tax Digital plans suspended

Following the calling of a snap general election, numerous elements of the Budget proposals have been dropped from the Finance Bill.  One of the most notable removals concerns Making Tax Digital (MTD).
 
The current position is that, (subject to any future Budget announcements), MTD will now not be coming into effect in April 2018.
 

Are you paying your employees tax efficiently?

With P11D submissions for employees due at the beginning of July, now is a good time to take stock of the benefits you provide to your workforce and evaluate if there are more tax efficient options available.  It’s also worth reviewing whether there are more potentially appealing benefits you could be providing that could help you to attract, remunerate and retain staff. 

In this article we look at a selection of employee benefits that are exempt from tax. Whilst this list is not exhaustive, each is worth considering to see if it would be a positive step forward in the tax position of both the employee and the business itself.