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    MTD for VAT and the digitally excluded

    I’ve recently been travelling around the country presenting about Making Tax Digital. The idea for this article came from the numerous accountants who shared their concerns about how MTD for VAT will affect their clients who, for various reasons, are unable to use the internet.  Such people are often described as ‘digitally excluded’. Background Such […]

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    Making Tax Digital Delayed – But Which Bit?

    So at last some common sense has prevailed. The Government or HMRC (it is not entirely clear which is pushing this project so hard) have at last decided that the pace of the introduction of Making Tax Digital (MTD) will be slowed but only for businesses.

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    The Next Legislative Step

    Despite all of the so-called consultation over recent months, the Budget speech and subsequent publication of the Finance Bill illustrate that HMRC have not really listened or moved their position materially from their original starting point.

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    Hurrah for the House of Lords

    Quarterly data as part of Making Tax Digital (MTD) is a bit like the Emperor’s New Clothes. It appears to serve absolutely no purpose, creates huge additional costs and administration burdens and yet no-one seems to be saying no.

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    Responses To The Consultation on Making Tax Digital

    On 31st January 2017, we finally had an update from the government following responses made to the six consultations issued in August last year on Making Tax Digital (MTD).  So what do the responses confirm, remove or label as ‘to be confirmed’?

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    MTD – Is anyone listening?

    At the Autumn Statement HMRC and the Government were keen to highlight the fact that they had received over 3,000 responses to the six consultation documents issued on Making Tax Digital and that HMRC would respond in January 2017.

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