The Government’s plan to introduce “Making Tax Digital” has been hit with a further delay, with most businesses now not being affected until 2020 at the earliest.

The new timeline for Making Tax Digital (MTD) means only those businesses earning over the VAT threshold (currently £85,000) will need to file digitally starting in 2019 – and only for their VAT.

Businesses outside of this group won’t be affected by MTD until 2020, at the earliest

The amended timeline comes after plans for MTD were dropped from the Finance Bill following the snap election earlier this year.