Only 70,000 -80,000 of the 1 million plus businesses effected by Making Tax Digital have signed up with HMRC for MTD submissions

Having an MTD filing solution does not mean you are MTD for VAT ready.  You MUST sign up with HMRC and ensure your software is switched on for MTD submissions.

The timing of sign up is critical, as soon as you register, you will be required to start submitting MTD compliant returns. It is recommended that you do not sign up until you have submitted your final non-MTD return.

If you do NOT pay VAT by direct debit

If you DO pay VAT by direct debit

  • There is a more restricted sign up period
  • You cannot sign up within the 5 working days after the deadline for your last submission
  • You must sign up at least 7 working days before the filing date of your first MTD VAT return

If you are unsure when and how to sign up, please contact one of the G+E MTD team who will be happy to help. Call Jackie Senior on 01904 464116 or email at or call Aaron Sutton on 01904 464220 or email