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MTD for VAT explained

Cloud technologyIn a series of short webinars, Mark McRae and Kim Matheson from our Cloud Accounting team explain what Making Tax Digital (MTD) is, who it applies to and what you need to do to prepare to submit your first digital VAT return post 1 April 2019 to HMRC.

MTD for VAT seminars in February 2019 >find out more

From 1 April 2019, all UK businesses that are VAT registered and above the £85,000 VAT threshold will be required to maintain a digital record of their VAT transactions and submit VAT returns to HMRC using MTD compatible software.

Webinar 1: MTD for VAT explained (15 mins) >watch

  • What is Making Tax Digital (MTD)?
  • Who does it apply to and what does it entail?
  • What are the impacts on the different VAT schemes?
  • MTD for VAT solutions: cloud software and bridging software.


Webinar 2: What is cloud accounting and MTD for VAT solutions (8 mins) >watch

  • Cloud accounting software: benefits beyond compliance with MTD.
  • Sage 50 Cloud: MTD for VAT demo.
  • Xero cloud accounting software demo.
  • MTD for VAT: key points recap.


Webinar 3: MTD for VAT solution for small/micro businesses (8 mins) >watch

  • Clearbooks Micro: MTD for VAT demo.
  • Using a cloud based spreadsheet for financial record keeping.
  • MTD for VAT: key points recap.


Further information and guidance Cloud meeting

MTD for VAT: Are you ready for 1 April 2019? Read our short article on the what businesses and charities who will be using the MTD system must do to prepare. >Read more

MTD for VAT seminars: 13 February and 28 February

Martin Aitken & Co's Glasgow office 13 February 2019.

  • When: 13 February 2019 9am-10.30am.
  • Where: Martin Aitken & Co Glasgow office >location details

What's on the agenda:

  • What is Making Tax Digital and how will it impact my business/charity?
  • Approved software overview: accounting software, VAT bridging software and our solutions.
  • Software demonstrations: submitting your VAT returns after 1 April 2019.
  • Hosts: Tricia Halliday, Tax Director, Mark McRae, Director and Kim Matheson, Cloud Accounting Manager.
  • If you would like to attend, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and she will register you.

    MTD info session with DCC 28022019

    Martin Aitken is delighted to announce that we will be co-hosting a Making Tax Digital event with Dunbartonshire Chamber of Commerce.

    • When: 28 February 2019 1pm-2.30pm
    • Where: Dunbartonshire Chamber Business Hub, Whitecrook Business Centre, Whitecrook Street, Clydebank, G81 1QF  >location details

    Network and learn - this session will cover:

    • Cloud accounting solutions: what packages are available to suit your business.
    • Digital applications: which apps will help you to run and manage the business, projects and day to day finances.
    • Transitioning to the cloud: what's involved, getting set up and training for staff.
    • Making Tax Digital for VAT

    To book your place at this event click here

    Find out more about cloud accounting and digital applications on our cloud website >more 

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