Making Tax Digital

Making Tax Digital for small businesses is the UK government’s plan to, in short, make tax digital.

That’s a big deal for a few important reasons, but the potential is there to streamline a lot of the process, improving efficiency for individuals and businesses alike.

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All-in-one tax account

Under Making Tax Digital, users will have a single integrated tax account providing an at-a-glance comprehensive financial picture. Inspired in part by the success of online banking, most apps for which allow users to view multiple accounts and cards simultaneously, all related tax accounts will be accessible together – a major step up in terms of accessibility.

Software required?

You might not need to abandon accounting spreadsheets just yet, but it is likely that Making Tax Digital will utilise its own software. However, you must ensure that spreadsheets meet the necessary requirements of MTD which is likely to involve combining the spreadsheet with the software.

Real-time updates

Another benefit of going digital is that it won’t only be business owners providing regular updates: via users’ digital tax accounts, HMRC will provide real-time (and potentially automated) tax updates as users input new income and expenditure information. Perhaps most significantly, this could bring an end to the accumulation of tax due or repayments owed; a potentially disastrous situation for any small business. Eventually, it is likely that you will be required to make four payments per year on account of tax.

Penalties

There will be no late filing penalties for at least a year while the new system beds in. After that, you will suffer penalties if you file your returns late.
Penalties already apply for errors in returns or documents.

Late payment interest already applies.

Why Use Kashflow for Making Tax Digital?

There are other suppliers of SaaS out there however our partnership with Kashflow allows you to be on top of your business finances with one click.

Other benefits are :

  1. Updated Software
  2. Pre-built and custom modules available
  3. Live Data
  4. Secure And Future Proof

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IRIS SNAP

Using our IRIS Snap mobile app, you can capture images of receipts, invoices, purchase orders and bank statements for seamless processing on the go. The service processes the data into a format that can be published directly into KashFlow or exported into other bookkeeping solutions making your own record keeping paperless.

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To ensure you stay ahead of the curve why not get in touch with us today and we can talk you through how making tax digital will benefit your business.