From April 2022, it will be mandatory for all VAT registered companies, regardless of their turnover, to submit their VAT returns via Making Tax Digital (MTD). Up until this point, MTD VAT returns was compulsory only for VAT registered companies with a turnover above the VAT threshold of £85,000.
Businesses that took advantage of the COVID-19 VAT payment deferral scheme, allowing them to defer VAT payments due between March 2020 and June 2020 until 31 March 2021, can now apply for an optional extension.
HMRC have published detailed rules for sales of consignments of goods valued at or below £135. For some time HMRC have been concerned that overseas vendors were not charging and accounting for UK VAT and these rules seek to remedy this.