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FSB Workshop - Making Tax Digital


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Federation of Small Businesses (FSB)


12th January 2019

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Evolution Business Centre, County Business Park, Darlington Road, Northallerton, DL6 2NQ

Making Tax Digital is a key part of the government’s plans to make it easier for individuals and businesses to get their tax right and keep on top of their affairs. It will be mandatory from 1 April 2019 to keep digital tax records for your small business if you are VAT registered. MTD changes how you need to prepare and file your VAT returns.

David Marples from Abbey Tax will give an overview of Making Tax Digital (MTD) as part of a nationwide FSB roadshow covering this huge topic for small businesses which represents the biggest change in tax reporting in the last decade. The event will offer all you need to know to be prepared for the introduction of MTD, with our expert speaker covering the steps you need to take now, and covering all your legal obligations to be compliant with digital recording through the MTD software.

• Intro and welcome 5 mins
• David Marples 40 mins

What is MTD?

When do I have to start filing my returns?

Do I need to register for MTD?

Does it apply to me?

How do I comply?

What FSB offers members for MTD help

  • Q&A – 30-60 mins

David Marples

David has worked his entire career in the tax arena, starting with HMRC as an Inspector of Taxes before joining Abbey Tax where he has represented members of the FSB who have been selected by HMRC for an enquiry into their business affairs. This role also involves giving advice to FSB members in relation to maintaining business records in an ever changing environment with increased statutory requirements.

The event will be in the Conference Room at the Evolution Business Centre in Northallerton (DL6 2NQ), tea and coffee will be availble. Tickets will cost £5 (plus a £1.88 fee and VAT) for Members and non-Members.

For more information please contact Harry Harrison.