UK Making Tax Digital


Mandatory for businesses to use system from April 2019 by Law

Making Tax Digital will allow businesses to integrate tax into their day-to-day business record-keeping closer to real-time, and have the confidence that they have got it right.

Who’s affected? VAT registered businesses with turnover above the VAT threshold (currently £85,000 excluding VAT).




HMRC’s Making Tax Digital - Foundations

Better use of Information
No duplication of data HMRC already has or can obtain directly

Tax in real time
HMRC will collect and process information as close to real time

A single financial account
MTD will lead to comprehensive financial picture in your digital account

Interacting digital with customers
Interact digitally with HMRC as and when required


UK Making Tax Digital for VAT 

Digital Records
All VAT registered businesses must keep and preserve certain records and accounts.

Digital Link
Data transfers must be digital. Further transfers must be done using digital links, to create the digital journey.

Submission via API
Use of compatible software that must connect to the HMRC systems through APIs - Application Programming Interface.


We can offer you an SAP Cloud Platform based service which provides end-to-end legal reporting capabilities, with constant adoption of legal changes and independence of the ERP source system.

SAP’s Advanced Compliance Reporting solution has been verified and authenticated by HMRC and is listed on their Software Supporting MTD for VAT.


For SAP ECC customers (and versions below SAP S/4HANA 1610) 

SAP Localization Hub, advanced compliance reporting service, enables you to generate and submit statutory reports that contain indirect taxes (such as, value-added tax) in accordance with the guidelines defined by the local tax authorities.

Statutory reports contain transactional data (aggregated or complete) in a legally defined format. Advanced compliance reporting service enables users to electronically submit these reports to the Government agencies.

  • Full audit trails and traceability which will tie in with your HMRC Digital Tax Account.
  • For VAT registered companies that may be on non-SAP system or required submission through data loaded via excel – covered by the service.

For customers on SAP S/4HANA 1610 onwards or SAP S/4HANA Cloud

SAP  S/4HANA  for  advanced  compliance  reporting  is  a  next generation  global  legal  reporting  solution  that  enables  digital transformation in the critical area of Compliance Reporting and Monitoring.

  • Simplified user experience across reports – SAP Fiori
  • End to end reporting processes that include embedded analytics, workflows, and audit trails
  • Supports multiple legal formats such as XML, XBRL, TXT, PDF forms
  • Compliance with complex and ever-changing legal requirements
  • Natively built in SAP S/4HANA based architecture providing real-time legal reporting
  • User friendly tool enabling ad-hoc creation for customer specific legal reports


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