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MTD for VAT: Are you ready for bulk migration?


In a process that HMRC is referring to as bulk migration (BM), the tax department is to transfer close to one million VAT registered business from its aging legacy VAT platform on to its new MTD-ready Enterprise Tax Management Platform (ETMP).  

11th Jan 2021
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Starting in March 2021, it is predicted that the migration process will take around six months to complete.

At least 700,000 of those expected to be affected are the voluntarily VAT registered, with VATable turnover under the £85,000 compulsory registration threshold.

The good news is that the over 1.4m businesses who’ve already signed up to Making Tax Digital for VAT (MTDfV) won’t need to do anything. They’ve made the move to the new platform as part of their MTDfV onboarding process

Don't worry if you’re one the 700,000, HMRC will do the hard work behind the scenes.

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By mbee1
11th Jan 2021 15:02

What can possibly go wrong?

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By ireallyshouldknowthisbut
11th Jan 2021 15:53

one wonders why this couldn't have been done instead of MTD which is almost totally pointless replacing one digital system with another whilst spanking business for phenomenal time & costs in the middle.

Where are the vast time savings and increased VAT revenues MTD was supposed to bring?

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By SteveHa
12th Jan 2021 10:27

It is merely the department taking another step toward achieving its ambition to ensure that the UK tax regime becomes one of the most digitally advanced tax administrations in the world.

They should have started by making sure that their existing, broken and flawed systems work, first.

RTI is a mess.
Anything to do with non-residents is a mess
PAYE online is a mess
The web portals look like something designed for small children
Online guidance is lacking, or plain wrong

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