All VAT-registered businesses must use Making Tax Digital (MTD) compatible software for their VAT returns from 1 November 2022.
From 1 November 2022, businesses that file VAT returns on a monthly or quarterly basis will no longer be able to submit their VAT returns through their existing VAT online account. They must file through MTD-compatible software. Therefore businesses that do not file their VAT returns through MTD-compatible software may have to pay a penalty.
If a business is already exempt from filing VAT returns online or if their business is subject to an insolvency procedure, they will automatically be exempt.