How MTD can help with the most common VAT filing errors

We understand that filing a VAT return can be a complex and time-consuming process. However, Making Tax Digital (MTD) is helping to address some of the most common issues you face when submitting your return.  

You must be registered for VAT if your business: 

VAT must be reported to HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) at least once every three months. Why? To tell HMRC: 

Your VAT return requires you to provide detailed financial information to work out how much VAT you owe in each period, so it can be easy to make a mistake.  

Recognising and avoiding the most common causes of errors can save your business time, money, and potential legal complications.   

Making Tax Digital  

Mistakes in VAT payment and record-keeping are easy to make for businesses, so the Government has implemented reforms in how businesses maintain and file their records through MTD. 

All businesses registered for VAT must now keep digital financial records and submit returns using MTD-compatible software.  

Businesses could now face fines amounting to up to 100 per cent of the unpaid VAT for both negligent and intentional discrepancies in their returns, so accurate records are essential for MTD compliance. 

Addressing your challenges 

MTD helps businesses address the most common VAT filing errors, enhancing accuracy of each submission and a reduced risk of penalties – for example: 

Complying with MTD is a legal requirement, but it is also an opportunity for your business to review its record-keeping and VAT submission processes.     

We can advise you on this element of your operations and support you with VAT returns and submission preparation – creating a more efficient and compliant operation for your business. 

Contact us today and speak to us about how we can help you with VAT. 

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