UK MTD for VAT Digital Links soft landing period extended to 1 April 2021

Muazzam Malik
March 31, 2020

HMRC  has informed Sovos that it is extending the soft landing period for MTD digital links until 1 April 2021, for all taxpayers. The effect of this is that businesses will now have until their first VAT return period starting on or after the 1 April 2021 to have digital links in place.  Our understanding is that this change does not replace or remove the facility that HMRC has offered for businesses to apply for a direction extending the soft landing period for up to a year. An issue we previously covered here.

HMRC is expected to issue an official announcement shortly. 

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Muazzam Malik

Muazzam is a Regulatory Specialist at Sovos. Within Sovos’ Regulatory Analysis function, Muazzam is responsible for tracking changes to EU VAT legislation to manage and update form requirements to keep Sovos compliant. Muazzam graduated from Aston University in 2018 with a BSc (Hons) in Business and Politics.
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