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Manage MTD with ease, submit directly to HMRC and reduce your business admin with Clear Books.

Clear Books is HMRC recognised accounting & payroll software, allowing you to report directly to HMRC with ease.

What is Making Tax Digital?

Making Tax Digital (MTD) is the government's initiative to digitise record keeping and increase reporting for businesses in the UK.

The aim of MTD is to make it easier for individuals and businesses to get their tax right and keep on top of their affairs.

MTD timeline

  • April 2019 – All businesses with a turnover above the VAT threshold must follow MTD rules for VAT
  • April 2022 – All VAT-registered businesses, regardless of turnover, must follow MTD rules for VAT
  • April 2024 – MTD ITSA rules apply for self-employed business owners and landlords
  • April 2025 – MTD ITSA rules apply for partnerships with individual partners
  • 2026 onwards – HMRC will aim to introduce MTD for Corporation Tax


All VAT-registered businesses, regardless of turnover, now need to submit MTD VAT tax returns directly to HMRC.

If you're submitting MTD VAT returns for the first time, don't panic! Clear Books is HMRC recognised software that ensures you comply with the rules. Create, review and submit VAT returns in just 3 simple steps with our HMRC recognised software.

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Making Tax Digital for Income Tax Self Assessment (MTD ITSA) is the next stage of the MTD rollout.

From April 2024, individuals and landlords will need to follow the rules and submit returns digitally to HMRC.

We have already rolled out updates to prepare Clear Books for future Self Assessment support and this remains a key focus for us.

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