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30 May 2023

ACT Gold Member ICE Trikes is looking for high quality independent bike shops to become new agents or dealers. The company already has dealers and agents in over 32 countries all the way from...

18 May 2023

A lobby group has warned of the “startling rise in the cost of accepting cards” for small businesses after the European chief of Mastercard defended the fees it levies on merchants.

18 May 2023

It has been reported by This Is Money that HMRC now holds 55 billion items of taxpayers' data, including email and bank records, as it cracks down on tax avoidance. The data is held on its...

18 May 2023

Sustrans is working with local businesses to provide bike maintenance stations and pumps at key stops along the National Cycle Network in Scotland, which, it says, will support more people to...

16 May 2023

Cycling UK has opened nominations for its annual 100 Women in Cycling list, which celebrates the inspirational women working in the cycle sector.

16 May 2023

Bike sales in 2022 were lower than 2021 throughout Europe's main markets, Bike Europe has reported, but e-bike sales continue to thrive - although the UK seems to be the exception.

9 May 2023

A mixed picture is emerging about the effect of the Coronation weekend across the UK's retail sector.

9 May 2023

Nominations have opened for the 2023 British Business Awards.

9 May 2023

The European retail sector has enjoyed its best month for international spending on Tax Free goods since the end of the pandemic after sales surged by 40% month on month in March 2023, taking...

4 May 2023

A study into the positive health effects of riding an electric bike has picked up traction in Germany’s press in the past week, according to a piece in Cycling Electric. Researchers at the...

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Making Tax Digital: Changes from 1st April 2022

Posted on in Cycles News , Creative News

Businesses are required to have signed up to Making Tax Digital ready for their first VAT return starting on or after 1 April 2022. However, they may not be required to make their first submission via Making Tax Digital until Summer 2022. All VAT returns must be made via compatible accounting software.

The Government have published new guidance from 1st April 2022 for businesses to understand when to start using Making Tax Digital for VAT if they haven't before.

View the Government guidance here

From 1st April 2022 all VAT registered businesses must sign up for Making Tax Digital, no matter how much they earn unless you apply for an exemption.

 

What do I need to register?

To register for Making Tax Digital you need:

  • your business email address
  • a Government Gateway user ID and password - if you do not have a user ID, you can create one when you use the service
  • your VAT registration number and latest VAT return

You’ll also need:

  • your National Insurance number if you’re a sole trader
  • your company registration number and Unique Taxpayer Reference if you’re a limited company or registered society
  • your Unique Taxpayer Reference and the postcode where you’re registered for Self Assessment if you’re a general partnership
  • your Unique Taxpayer Reference, the postcode where you’re registered for Self Assessment and your company’s registration number if you’re a limited partnership

Where can I get more help and guidance on Making Tax Digital?

For more information, HMRC is running live webinars – during which you can ask questions using the on-screen text box.

These webinars provide an overview of MTD, including digital record keeping, compatible software, how to sign up and submit VAT returns directly from the business. 

Register here

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