Rebecca Benneyworth’s Accountex debut is sure to hit the MTD target

The Accountex team is thrilled that Rebecca Benneyworth will be delivering her debut  Keynote session at this year’s show at ExCeL next week (that’s right!).

Accountant/writer/lecturer/tax expert Rebecca is always a popular figure at any event connected with accounting and finance. Next Thursday (24 May) she’ll be in the Keynote A theatre at 2pm talking about a subject close to her heart, Making Tax Digital Work For You.

And, what with  HMRC delaying and suspending MTD-connected projects left, right and centre because of “Brexit redeployment issues”,
Rebecca’s 2018 takes on

Rebecca Benneyworth

extra-special relevance.

We should applaud HMRC

Unsurprisingly, Rebecca has plenty to say about the recent manoeuvres by HMRC. And she is convinced accountants should press on with digitising their businesses.

She believes the big challenge of MTD is not the requirement to file quarterly submissions, but getting clients to keep HMRC compatible digital records and to ditch the carrier bag of receipts.

“It takes time to get things right and we should applaud HMRC for listening to representations from the ICAEW and other bodies and opting to do just

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In fact she herself has moved all her clients on to cloud-based accounting. “That will allow me to reap the benefits,” she says. “When MTD comes, I will be ready because I will have access to all my clients’ records.”

Rebecca is also taking part in the VAT pilot element of the MTD transformation, which is due to be rolled out next April.

She’s bound to be updating on this and plenty of other aspects of MTD, so be sure to check out Rebecca’s session, if you can, next week at Accountex.




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