I had an email from HMRC a couple of weeks ago encouraging me to sign up for MTD which I have been avoiding like the plague. Alas, I succumbed! Looks like a seriously bad mistake. I only have one VAT registered client and his turnover is well below the compulsory registration theshold. Clearly I cannot justify the cost of the MTD software. I have just attempted to file the December 2018 VAT return using the VAT section of my own HMRC client list to find a warning message that since I am now registered for MTD the return will not be received if I proceed. Good old HMRC! Don't you just love them.
It seems from Rebecca Cave's article of December 2018 that I cannot wriggle out of the MTD registration. If so, I would be happy to leave it fallow. The client has his own Government Gateway registration. Could he register for VAT returns through that and then use that to file without registering for MTD.
Thanks in advance for any help available.