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We offer three packages to suit your business needs. Joining FSB Connect is free, our Business Essentials package starts at £172.50 in the first year and our specialist Business Creation package has an introductory price of £99 in the first year.
FSB recognises the significant potential Making Tax Digital has for some small businesses – particularly around digital tax accounts. However, since it was announced in 2015, we have actively engaged with HMRC to communicate our key concerns around the proposals, including on mandatory quarterly tax reporting.
We also openly expressed our disappointment that the original proposals were announced without the public release of an impact assessment - including the costs and additional administrative burden which would clearly be involved for some businesses. Separately, we also stressed that HMRC’s digital agenda must be made in parallel with the simplification of tax policy. We communicated our widely held view that businesses should be allowed to adopt digital reporting as a matter of choice to avoid additional complexity.
Key problems with the proposal include:
Far more needs to be done to protect the most vulnerable small businesses from these proposals and FSB is now lobbying for a higher turnover exemption threshold to support more small firms who are likely to be impacted.
Over the autumn period, FSB will be actively engaging on this issue with Parliament and the wider business community to ensure the concerns of small businesses are heard.
FSB secured concessions from HM Treasury which included a longer lead-in time for some businesses to join Making Tax Digital as well as the offer of direct financial assistance for some small firms. In addition, the Government agreed to remove small firms and the self-employed with modest turnovers from the proposals. This means that in addition to the 1.6 million small businesses and landlords that were already excluded from Making Tax Digital, a further 1.3 million small firms and landlords will now no longer be in scope. This means that half of the UK’s 5.5 million small businesses will not be affected by mandatory quarterly tax reporting.
FSB has also secured provision for FSB members to participate in the user-testing of HMRC’s proposed digital systems and will be circulating a concession letter from Government shortly along with a request for participants.
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