It’s time to conquer Making Tax Digital

HMRC’s Making Tax Digital (MTD) initiative is one of the biggest changes to the UK tax system in recent memory. FreeAgent will be ready to support you and your clients ahead of the next stages of the initiative.

Please note that many of the resources on this page were produced before the government announced changes to the mandation dates and thresholds for MTD for ITSA. We are working to update any content affected.

Latest MTD news

Explore the latest news and industry insights about MTD for VAT and MTD for ITSA.

27 February 2023

How has the delay to MTD for ITSA affected accounting and bookkeeping practices?

Here are the four main takeaways from our recent webinar. Read more

21 December 2022

How to market your practice to sole traders

Here’s a handy guide to help you reach sole trader clients and highlight the benefits you can offer t... Read more

20 December 2022

MTD for ITSA delayed until 2026

The government has announced a two-year delay to the introduction of Making Tax Digital for Income Ta... Read more

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Discover the next stages of MTD

Watch this short video to find out more about the next stages of MTD and how you can prepare.


The scope of MTD for VAT expanded in 2022. All VAT-registered businesses, regardless of turnover, now need to follow MTD rules.

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Self-employed individuals and landlords with annual business or property income above £50,000 will need to follow the rules for MTD for ITSA from 6th April 2026.

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FreeAgent for Landlords

We’ve built a version of our award-winning software specifically for clients who earn income from property, to help you support them when MTD for ITSA comes into effect.

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MTD timeline

  1. April 2022

    MTD for VAT applies to all VAT-registered businesses

  2. April 2026

    MTD for ITSA will apply to self-employed individuals and landlords with income over £50,000

  3. April 2027

    MTD for ITSA will apply to self-employed individuals and landlords with income over £30,000

  4. Date TBC

    MTD for ITSA will apply to partnerships

Plan your approach


Plan your next steps with our expert team

Schedule a consultation with your account manager to get expert advice and create your MTD action plan.

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Estimate your MTD for ITSA workload

Use our handy tool to find out how long it will take to get your sole trader and landlord clients ready.

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Help your clients get to grips with MTD

Introduce the initiative to your clients by downloading our MTD client guide and sharing it with them.

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Did you know your clients could get FreeAgent for free?

FreeAgent is available free of charge for clients who have business current accounts with NatWest, Royal Bank of Scotland or Ulster Bank, for as long as the client retains their bank account. Find out more

FreeAgent is available free of charge for clients who have a Mettle account, as long as the client marks Mettle as their primary business account in the software. Find out more

Optional add-ons may be chargeable.