Government mandating digital television

Communications Minister Nomvula Mokonyane appointed the council in accordance with the BDM Policy.© Crown copyright 2017 This publication is licensed under the terms of the Open Government Licence v3.0 except where otherwise stated.The government will not widen the scope of Making Tax Digital beyond before the system has been shown to work, and not before April 2020 at the earliest.

The Department of Communications has met with the local television manufacturing industry on the mass production of Integrated Digital Television sets (IDTV) for the local retail market.

This comes as the department — which is the lead for digital migration — has accelerated the rollout of broadcasting digital migration (BDM) in the country.

This publication is available at https://uk/government/publications/making-tax-digital-changing-the-scope-and-pace-technical-note/making-tax-digital-for-business This note provides a revised statement of impacts for the Making Tax Digital for Business programme, reflecting the changed scale and scope of the mandatory elements announced in the government’s Written Ministerial Statement of 13 July 2017.

At Budget 2015, the government set out its vision for a transformed tax system, and in December 2015 it published the Making Tax Digital roadmap.

The changes mean that the smallest businesses and landlords will be able to move to keeping digital records for tax at a pace that is right for them.

For more information go to the Written Ministerial Statement.

The department’s target is to complete the rollout in the Free State province by the end of 2018.

Officials from the BDM project office will visit various districts in the North West and Free State province to register and install government subsidised decoders to qualifying households in the coming weeks.

For Income Tax, businesses (including self-employed and landlords) will be able to keep records of their income and expenditure digitally, and send summary updates quarterly to , Income Tax and National Insurance contributions.

These digital reforms will bring the tax system in line with what businesses and individuals now expect from other online service providers: a modern digital experience that helps them get their tax right first time.

This set out the government’s plans to make fundamental changes to the tax system - transforming tax administration by 2020 so it is more effective, more efficient, and simpler for taxpayers.

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