Making Tax Digital in the UK

Making Tax Digital is the UK's digital VAT reporting legislation effective as of April 1, 2019.

Get Ready for Making Tax Digital e-Reporting in the UK

Making Tax Digital (MTD) will be extended to the VAT-registered population, those with turnover below the £85,000 VAT threshold, for their first VAT return period starting on or after 1 April 2022.

As of April 1, 2022, businesses below £85,000 in turnover subject to VAT must, on the one hand, file their VAT returns digitally, and on the other hand, submit them to HMRC electronically via API, with no manual intervention. 

The aim is to better control tax evasion and fraud and reduce errors made in manually processed documents. EDICOM's MTD solution for VAT submission is recognized by the HMRC as a digital VAT registration and bridging software.

What must companies do?

Keep their VAT Records in Digital Archives

Keep their VAT Records in Digital Archives

Submit their VAT Records to HMRC via API

Submit their VAT Records to HMRC via API

What Information Does the MTD File Contain?

The file contains the nine fields that are currently reported to HMRC:

  • VAT due on sales and other outputs (not include exports as these are 0 rated)

  • VAT due on acquisitions made in Northern Ireland from EU Member States

  • Total VAT due (the sum of boxes 1 and 2)

  • Total amount of deductible VAT charged on your business purchases (input VAT)

  • Net VAT to be paid to HMRC or reclaimed by you (Difference between boxes 3 & 4)

  • Total of your total outputs (supplies), excluding VAT

  • Total value of your inputs (purchases) excluding VAT

  • Total value of supplies, excluding any VAT, from Northern Ireland to EU Member States

  • Total value of all acquisitions, excluding any VAT, made in Northern Ireland from EU Member States

How to Communicate with HMRC

Users connect with HMRC through the Web Service protocol via API, preferably using JSON.

White Paper on VAT Compliance

This analysis of International Electronic Tax Compliance (available in English and Spanish) is a resource designed for companies that currently operate in several countries or have plans to do so.

Learn how indirect VAT works, how it is regulated and what its implications are for both businesses and tax authorities.

What Information Must Be Digitally Archived?

Mandatory Information (6 years)

  • Company name

  • Company address 

  • VAT registration number 

  • VAT accounting outlines 

  • VAT calculations 

  • Adjustments applied 

For Product Sales and Purchases

  • Delivery date

  • Cash value 

  • VAT

  • Adjustments or corrections made to VAT 

  • Total VAT 

  • Gross daily costs  

Making Tax Digital Compliance

EDICOM - MTD (UK) Solution

We take care of the entire electronic process under strict security conditions.



Integrates with any accounting system or ERP.

Communications with public administrations


Public Administrations HUB to connect with HMRC.

Invoice Control

Invoice Control

Integrates information on the status of the invoices sent to your ERP.



eIDAS certified electronic archiving.

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Data related to transactions.

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