Next phase of digital tax scheme to start in 2026.
Making Tax Digital for income tax self-assessment (MTD for ITSA) was originally set to roll out in 2018, but the road to personal tax digitalisation has been relatively rocky to date.
While the Government successfully introduced MTD for VAT for returns starting on or after 1 April 2022, MTD for ITSA has been postponed five times in as many years.
The latest delay means that self-assessment customers won’t need to comply until 6 April 2026. These new rules won’t affect all taxpayers at once, either; instead, a more phased approach will aim to ensure the smoothest transition possible.