Reporting VAT online – aren’t we doing that already?

26th September 2017 | Posted in: Business Tax, Government Announcements, Property Investment, Regulations, VAT VAT returns online

We have previously confirmed that the government announced the delay of Making Tax Digital for Business (MTDfB) to 2020 at the earliest but that quarterly VAT reporting, using the new system will be mandatory from 2019.

Surely we are doing that already you might say. However, currently businesses are only required to complete 9 boxes when they submit their quarterly, monthly, or annual VAT return online. Under the latest proposal for MTDfB, the business will be required to submit the detailed transaction data supporting the output tax and input tax figures on a quarterly basis. This will therefore require those businesses affected to keep their accounting records digitally from the 2019 start date.

These changes won’t affect businesses that are not VAT registered such as buy to let landlords for whom MTDfB will not apply until 2020 at the earliest, and even then only if their gross rental income exceeds the VAT registration threshold.

If you would like to discuss this with one of our team, please do not hesitate to contact us.

If you feel we could help you and would like to discuss any of the above, please contact David Miller CA on 0131 317 7377 or email to david.miller@jsca.co.uk.
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