Announcement: Removal of support for non-MTD VAT returns

News posted by Tommy Chung 2 months ago

Hi all!

HMRC will no longer be supporting non-MTD VAT submissions as of April 2021, as such, we will also be removing the support for non-MTD VAT submissions by this deadline. Going forward, customers who are not on MTD will need to sign up and to be able to submit MTD VAT returns via Clear Books.

Please see:

MTD Onboarding for SMEs

If you are an agent and have clients who are not yet signed up to MTD, please see Step 4:

MTD Onboarding for Partners


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3.1 You do not need to sign up for Making Tax Digital or apply for an exemption if either:

you’re already exempt from filing VAT Returns online your taxable turnover is below the VAT registration threshold

Hi Gregg,

We did receive communication from HMRC of the removal of XML VAT submissions from third party software by 7th April 2021. In this case, businesses can voluntarily move onto the new MTD system or alternatively, they could submit using the HMRC service available in their Business Tax Account, until they are mandated to join MTD from April 2022.

I hope this clarifies things!


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