New timetable for making tax digital

The government has announced a revised timetable for the introduction of Making Tax Digital for Business

MTDfB introduces extensive changes to how taxpayers record and report income to HMRC. Unincorporated businesses, including landlords, were expected to be the first to see significant changes in the recording and submission of business transactions but the government has announced a delay to the implementation of the new rules and some exceptions for smaller businesses.

Under MTDfB, businesses will be required to:

  • maintain their records digitally, through software or apps
  • report summary information to HMRC quarterly through their ‘digital tax accounts’ (DTAs)
  • submit an ‘End of Year’ statement through their DTAs.

The new timetable is being introduced following concerns raised by the Treasury Select Committee, businesses and professional bodies about the implementation of the new rules and to hopefully ensure a smooth transition to a digital tax system.

The government has confirmed that under the new timetable:

  • only businesses with a turnover above the VAT threshold (currently £85,000) will have to keep digital records and only for VAT purposes
  • they will only need to do so from 2019
  • businesses will not be asked to keep digital records, or to update HMRC quarterly, for other taxes until at least 2020.

This means that businesses and landlords with a turnover below the VAT threshold will not have to move to the new digital system.

The government has also confirmed that the proposed changes to VAT reporting will come into effect from April 2019. From that date, businesses trading above the VAT threshold will have to provide their VAT information to HMRC through Making Tax Digital software.

Welcome to the team Anna









We are delighted to welcome Anna Hughes to our firm. Anna joins us on the 3rd of July 2017 as a trainee accountant and we would like to officially welcome her to the team.

Anna has just finished studying her A levels at Ysgol Aberconwy having studied Maths, Biology and Psychology.  Anna will be studying towards becoming an AAT accounting technician. She will be gaining experience in payroll, accounting and taxation to help us deliver excellent service to all of our clients.

In her spare time Anna enjoys reading and going to live music.

Wales in a Day

A whole country from top to bottom in just one day! 185 miles and 4500 metres of ascent!

On the 22nd of July a team of 6 cyclists from local cycling club Roundhouse Rouleurs are cycling from the picturesque town of Caernarfon to Chepstow, taking in the Llanberis and Gospel Pass. Gareth is a keen member of the support team for the day. The objective is to not only complete this epic day of riding but also to raise vital funds for the local children’s hospice Ty Gobaith.

Ty Gobaith is a beautiful ‘home from home’ for poorly children and their families. If you would like to donate please click on the link.

Alternatively you could visit the JustGiving webpage and search Roundhouse Rouleurs or contact Gareth Hughes & Co on 01492 593345.