MTD for VAT Registration Guide

MTD Registration Guide

We have created a step by step MTD for VAT Registration Guide. The guide makes registering for MTD hassle free and will take less than 5 minutes to complete.

Jump straight to the MTD for VAT Registration Guide Step 1

TIP: We recommend that you login to the current HMRC Government Gateway and download an electronic copy of your VAT certificate. The old portal disappears when you sign up for MTD, along with your certificate.

Why is registration for MTD required?

Many businesses are familiar with the Government Gateway and use their HMRC login details to file their VAT returns.

This is no longer available for businesses which must comply with the MTD VAT rules. The new requirement is that you must use your software to send your VAT records using the API.

To be able to do this you must therefore first register your business for MTD VAT.

NOTE: All businesses which are VAT registered must now comply with the new MTD VAT rules. Previously there was an exemption for VAT registered businesses with turnover below £85,000, but this has now ended.

Information required to complete the MTD for VAT Registration Guide

To complete the MTD for VAT Registration you will need the following information:

  • Government Gateway User ID and password (i.e what you currently use to submit VAT returns) – See Gateway notes below
  • The Companies House Company Number (Limited) or National Insurance (Soletrader or Partnership)
  • An email address

Gateway notes:

Some Gateway logins are set up with 2 factor verification. This is where an access code is text to a mobile phone or an email address. You will need to be able to receive the access code to complete the MTD for VAT Registration.

If you DON’T have a Government User ID and password you will need to create one. To do this you will also need:

  • VAT Registration Number
  • Date became VAT registered
  • Address where the business is registered for VAT
  • Box 5 figure on last VAT return (i.e amount paid or refunded)

Go to the MTD for VAT Registration Guide Step 1 and complete the registration with HMRC.

Go to MTD VAT for more information.

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