VAT: Electronic Government

Treasury written question – answered on 19th November 2018.

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Photo of Gregory Campbell Gregory Campbell Shadow DUP Spokesperson (International Development), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Cabinet Office)

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what progress has been made on implementing the pilot system for VAT ahead of the introduction of the Making Tax Digital regime in April 2019.

Photo of Mel Stride Mel Stride Financial Secretary to the Treasury and Paymaster General

In October HMRC opened the pilot to around half a million businesses which meet the initial eligibility criteria. This means that around half of businesses with turnover above the VAT threshold will be able to join the new service now, and begin familiarising themselves with it, with further businesses eligible to join shortly.

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