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When is the MTD Deadline for General Partnerships?

When is the MTD Deadline for General Partnerships?

Chris Goodwin


Making Tax Digital (MTD), the initiative from HMRC that aims to digitise the tax system was set to be mandatory for Income Tax from April 2024, but recent announcements  show that it will be postponed until April 2026 for self employed businesses and landlords. MTD for ITSA for General Partnerships was due to come into forc in April 2025 however this has now been postponed with no further date announced. 

This blog will be updated when more information is available. 

Below is outdated content on what was originally planned for MTD for Partnerships and is now not accurate information. 

HMRC’s vision to digitalise the UK tax system continues to unfold with General Partnerships that have a taxable income above £10,000 set to join Making Tax Digital (MTD) for Income Tax from April 2025. 

From April 2025, MTD ITSA will be mandatory for general partnerships, but not limited liability partnerships or partnerships with a corporate or other ‘non-natural partner’. The date that other types of partnerships are required to join, will be confirmed in the future. 

Similar to the rules for self-employed businesses and landlords set to apply from April 2024, General Partnerships will need to send a quarterly summary of their income and expenses to HMRC using MTD-compatible software. 

Currently there is no confirmation as to how flexible filing quarterly updates is going to be, otherwise businesses within the MTD for VAT threshold who’s quarters do not align with their accounting period, could effectively have eight quarterly updates to file each year. 

Choosing an MTD compatible software

Further to MTD-compatible software, General Partnerships will need to consider choosing a software package to keep their business records in a digital format. Most businesses already keep their business records digitally using platforms such as QuickBooks and Xero, but for MTD-compatibility the software will be required to communicate with HMRC through API technology. You can find MTD-compatible software packages currently available here

If you’re wondering how MTD for ITSA may affect your general partnership, contact us to get in touch with an expert. We can also help you decide on which MTD-compatible software is right for you, click here to find out more.