It’s time to conquer Making Tax Digital

HMRC’s Making Tax Digital (MTD) initiative will be 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.

Latest MTD news

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

18 January 2022

A handy guide to segmenting your clients for MTD

We’ve put together some tips that will help you give your clients the assistance they need to make a ... Read more

24 November 2021

Tackling new terrain together: key takeaways from our 2021 partner roadshows

Here are some of the main points from our first in-person partner roadshows since 2019. Read more

14 October 2021

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

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 will expand in 2022. VAT-registered businesses with a taxable turnover below £85,000 will need to follow MTD rules for their first VAT return starting on or after 1st April 2022.

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Self-employed businesses and landlords with annual business or property income above £10,000 will need to follow the rules for MTD for ITSA from 6th April 2024.

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MTD for Corporation Tax

MTD for Corporation Tax is expected to be the next phase in the initiative. HMRC has advised that MTD for Corporation Tax rules will come into effect in 2026 at the earliest. Find out more on the HMRC website

Upcoming deadlines

  1. April 2021

    All VAT returns submitted through accounting software must be sent via the software’s MTD connection.
  2. April 2022

    VAT-registered businesses with VATable sales below £85,000 must follow MTD rules.
  3. April 2024

    HMRC will introduce MTD for Income Tax Self Assessment.
  4. 2026 onwards

    HMRC will seek to introduce MTD for Corporation Tax.

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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Don't miss a deadline with our MTD timeline

Check out our MTD timeline to help you organise your approach ahead of the key deadlines.

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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 NI, for as long as the client retains their bank account. Find out more

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