WITH just weeks to go before its planned introduction, new research suggests nearly one in five businesses above the VAT threshold still know little or nothing about Making Tax Digital (MTD), according to the British Chambers of Commerce.

From April 1, the Government’s Making Tax Digital (MTD) rules will force small business owners with a turnover above the £85,000 VAT threshold to keep all records digitally and submit them to HM Revenue & Customs using approved software.

LOCALiQ and Hampshire Chamber of Commerce have teamed up to deliver advice seminars aimed at assisting local businesses getting ready for digital in 2019.

LOCALiQ represents full range of marketing and advertising solutions from print and digital advertising to fully bespoke digital marketing campaigns, SEO services, lead engagement and website build offered by Newsquest, the Echo’s parent company.

Sessions will cover both Making Tax Digital for VAT digital marketing.

Whilst many will take a compliance-based view on MTD and of the pain, the cost and headache it will cause in the short term, we also believe that there could be much to be grateful for. For once the Government and HMRC are looking at the bigger picture and we believe you should do the same to gain a competitive advantage, if you do not your competitors will. Our experts will help you to understand the requirements and the pitfalls, the advantages and the issues.

Additionally, almost a third of SMEs in the UK do not have a website and many feel they are not trading to their full capability on the ‘virtual’ high street. Our experts will be giving advice on how to; cut through the jargon and de-mystify the digital landscape, build an on-line presence and generate new business on-line.

All businesses that attend will be entitled to a free online health check around their business, to shine more light on specific areas of interest.

Events are being held on;

  • April 4 at 10.30am Grand Harbour Hotel, Southampton
  • April 4 at 2.30pm, Grand Harbour Hotel, Southampton
  • April 5 at 8.30am, Hotel Du Vin, Winchester
  • To enrol for a free place visit http://bit.ly/2HrIqCi or call 023 8042 4977.