ALMOST two thirds of senior decision makers at businesses in South England support having all tax accounts digitised, according to a recent HMRC poll

The poll, which also found 56 per cent do their food shopping online, is a bid to get businesses to make all receipts digital.

From April 1 businesses above the VAT threshold must submit tax returns using compatible software.

Theresa Middleton, director of the Making Tax Digital for Business Programme by HMRC, said:

“There is no change to ‘what’ information is provided through Making Tax Digital, just ‘how’ it is recorded, generated and provided.

"We want to help businesses be ready for the changes which kick in for VAT periods which start on or after 1 April.

Mel Stride, financial secretary to the Treasury, said: “Anything that helps businesses to manage their tax more easily so they can focus on what they do best - innovating, expanding, and creating jobs and profits - is what every modern business needs.

“Going digital with business records and taxes is the next step to businesses getting more control over their business and their finances.”