Making tax digital (MTD) is a HMRC initiative that means that VAT returns from April 2019 will need to be filed through software. It applies to all businesses that are above the VAT threshold and filing through government gateway will no longer be an option.
Does this mean that you need to stop using spreadsheets to prepare your VAT returns? No! Bridging software like My Digital Bridge allows you to keep recording your transactions on a spreadsheet, and file a VAT return that is MTD compliant.