Information for members

Making Tax Digital for VAT

The CIOT has produced a chart which compares the current position with the expected position under MTD for VAT in detail.
Main issues for consideration
(27 July 2017, updated 30 October 2017, updated 9 May 2018, updated 10 August 2018)


Joining the pilot for Making Tax Digital for VAT

HMRC enrolled specific businesses meeting the entry criteria into the private ‘beta pilot’, which launched in April 2018. 

The launch date for the public pilot has still to be confirmed. We anticipate this will go live in autumn. Our site will be updated once further details are released by HMRC.  


HMRC Talking Points webinars

Talking Points are weekly online digital meetings for tax agents and advisers. They usually last 45 minutes to an hour and focus on topics agents have said they’re interested in or on new issues identified by agents and HMRC that may have widespread impact. HMRC experts will be available to answer questions.

All HMRC’s Talking Points webinars including those focused on MTD are listed on GOV.UK where it will also tell you how to register.  Recordings of past webinars are also available from this link. 


Agent Services Account

In order to access the new MTD services and to supply updates on behalf of clients, agents will need a new Agent Services Account (ASA).  This is in effect a new Government Gateway to access the new service.  Each agency will have just one account per firm, and will be able to set up staff with administrator or delegate access to the account.  Many firms may already have created an ASA in order to submit Trust Registration Service returns. 

A basic outline of the ASA and how to set one up can be found here.


Link to our MTD webinars

Making Tax Digital webinar – VAT and Income Tax

The CIOT and ATT held a webinar on the morning of 7 June 2018. The webinar can be accessed here and the slides are available to download here

We have compiled a list of Q&As from questions that were sent to us before and during the broadcast, and this can be found here.

(7 June 2018)

Making Tax Digital – CIOT and ATT webinar
(23 September 2016)