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Making Tax Digital for Income Tax coming soon

Making Tax Digital for Income Tax will soon be upon us.   Over the past few years’ rents have been increasing and will continue to increase as inflation remains high. Many landlords will now be affected or will be coming close to the qualifying limits. With April 2026 fast approaching for those with qualifying income…

Making Tax Digital (MTD): A Simplification

Alongside the Autumn Statement, the government has announced the outcome of its ‘Making Tax Digital’ review for small businesses. The outcome of the review has prompted some welcome simplifications and tweaks to the regime that should make it easier for taxpayers to interact with the Making Tax Digital for Income Tax Self-Assessment (MTD ITSA) regime.…

Xero: Retiring old versions of reports

Xero has two versions of reports – and old version and a new version. They are retiring the old version of their reports at 7pm BST on 30 July 2023. At which point, it will be time to switch to their exciting new reports and you will no longer have access to old reports. If…

50 Years of VAT!

On 1st April 2023, VAT celebrates its 50th anniversary since it was first introduced in 1973. VAT is a tax placed on a product or service at each stage of its production and distribution. VAT is an important source of revenue for the Government.   The History of VAT VAT was first introduced in France,…

MTD for landlords

Landlords currently using self-assessment will be required to switch to using Making Tax Digital for Income Tax Self-Assessment (MTD for ITSA for short) and applies to all landlords whose total property income is in excess of £10,000 per year, including: • Rental income from UK rental properties   • Other UK property income such as…

Government Announce Further Changes

With a different Chancellor in the driving seat once again, we have seen the government announce further changes since their ‘Growth Plan’, which was delivered on 23 September. In a statement on Monday 17 October, the Chancellor announced a reversal of almost all of the tax measures set out in the Growth Plan that have…

Bounce back loans: Managing repayments

During Covid-19 many businesses took out a government backed Bounce Back Loan (BBL) to financially support with funds up to £50,000.   Repayments have now begun, and businesses are using a range of options to manage this going forwards. Many businesses continue to struggle through the aftermath of Covid-19 and challenging economic times. The options…

MTD: Old VAT portal closes on 1-Nov-22

VAT registered businesses with turnover exceeding £85k have been required to keep digital records and file VAT returns through making tax digital (MTD) compatible software for more than three years. All remaining VAT registered business have been moving across to this system since 1 April 2022.   HMRC have now announced the old VAT portal…

Timeline for Tax Changes

There are a few important dates coming over the next couple of years affecting individual taxpayers, who will be seeing changes to the tax they pay, and how they are required to send returns to HMRC.   6 July 2022 – Increase in National Insurance thresholds The income threshold at which employees and the self-employed…

MTD: Are you prepared?

The next stages of the MTD roll-out, which will affect self-employed traders and landlords with annual income over £10k, is scheduled for 6 April 2024.   Below is Whitings MTD Group’s sixth issue edition of our Making Tax Digital newsletter and what could be the most revolutionary stage of Making Tax Digital – MTD for…