There are very few exemptions for MTD for VAT. If any of the following exemptions apply to your business, HMRC advise you to contact the VAT Helpline on 0300 200 3700, where they will consider each case on an individual basis.

Religious societies

The business is run entirely by practicing members of a religious society whose beliefs are incompatible with the requirements of MTD for VAT. This could be where their beliefs prevent them from using computers.

Not practical

An exemption may apply where it’s not reasonably practical to use digital tools to keep business records or to submit returns for reasons of age, disability, remoteness of location or for any other reason.


If an insolvency procedure is in place, an exemption from MTD for VAT may be granted.

Contact us on 03333 444 171 or to discuss the above requirements in more detail – to ensure that you will be MTD ready in time for next April.


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