If you represent a business, you might already be aware of HMRC’s Making Tax Digital scheme. This is a plan to ensure every business and individual has access to their own digital tax account. By April 2019 – a deadline that’s just 6 months away – businesses operating above the VAT threshold will have to use this system.
If you’re used to dealing with paper, this can sound like a daunting proposition. Fortunately, Fujitsu’s cutting-edge scanner hardware and the ScanSnap Cloud are the ideal solution for HMRC’s Making Tax Digital plans. Read on to find out more…
What exactly is Making Tax Digital?
If it’s not something you’re already thinking about, it’s important to know that businesses will be mandated to use the Making Tax Digital platform by April 2019 to meet their VAT obligations.
If you’re running a small business with a turnover below the VAT threshold, you can choose to use the system but you won’t have to. At least not before April 2019.
Benefits of the online portal
So what are the benefits? Well, apart from the end of the dreaded tax return, this change means users won’t have to give HMRC information it already has access to – such as from employers, banks and other government departments.
It also enables people and businesses to keep an eye on their tax in real time. No more waiting till the end of the financial year – or longer – to find out how much tax is owed to HMRC or due in repayments.
Just as with online banking, with Making Tax Digital, businesses will be able to access a comprehensive online account. Digital record-keeping software will be linked directly to HMRC systems enabling people to send and receive information using the software – and that’s where your Fujitsu ScanSnap scanner comes into play.
Fujitsu ScanSnap scanners
Scanning documents is a simple and effective way to ensure all the documentation you need for your VAT and tax returns is stored securely in one place and is easily accessible for your online accounts.
ScanSnap Scanners from Fujitsu enable everything from printed receipts to invoices and even parking or train tickets can be quickly and simply scanned in. ScanSnap Cloud will even identify the type of content you upload and route it directly to your preferred cloud service, so there’s no need to even boot up your PC.
You can rest assured everything you need is held securely online and all in one place, making it easy to submit your VAT and online tax return when the time comes. It’s organised, effective document-keeping – ideal for businesses large and small.
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