On February 28, 2018, the HMRC Commissioners presented the VAT Regulations Amendments for 2018 to the House of Commons. The amendments would become effective on April 1, 2019, and are intended to inform businesses impacted by the Making Tax Digital Initiative of their digital record-keeping requirements. Notably, the Amendments clarify the type of information required to be kept in digital format, the definition of functionally compatible software, and the exemptions available to businesses who will not be required to meet this digital standard.
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Katie Smethurst is a Junior Regulatory Counsel at Sovos. Within Sovos’ Regulatory Counsel function, Katie focuses primarily on international and U.S. based indirect tax research and analysis. Katie is a member of the Massachusetts and New Hampshire Bars, earned her B.A. from Roger Williams University and earned her J.D. from Suffolk University Law School.More Content by Kaitlyn Smethurst