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What do landlords need to know about MTD?.

Despite HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) delaying the rollout of Making Tax Digital for Income Tax Self Assessment (MTD for ITSA), its implementation is inevitable.

So, if you are a landlord, you need to think about whether you will need to comply with Making Tax Digital regulations from April 2026.

Will you need to comply?

If you are a landlord and your gross business and/or property income amounts to over £50,000 per year, you will need to comply with the regulations.

This income should include any rent or income from being self-employed and covers both rental properties and furnished holiday lets.

If you own a rental property jointly, you must comply with the regulations if your share of income is over £50,000.

From April 2027, this will be extended to landlords who earn above £30,000.

What does MTD for ITSA mean for you?

From April 2026, you will need to use MTD-compatible software to submit your tax returns to HMRC.

As a landlord, you will need to submit quarterly updates, an End of Period Statement (EOPS), and a Final Declaration by 31 January (following the tax year).

These submissions will replace your annual tax return.

When should you start using the software?

Whilst April 2026 may seem like a long way off, you can opt to start using MTD software now, through the MTD for ITSA pilot scheme.

Getting to grips with how the software works before the deadline will give you the peace of mind you need.

Beyond this, using the software will ensure all of your records are stored securely in the cloud and can reduce human error.

For more advice and support on getting MTD ready, contact our team today.

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