My friends over at Portico (the free compliant Making Tax Digital Bridging Software) tell me that in a recent Newsletter HMRC have confirmed that Bridging Software is here to stay; much as I have been telling people all along.
The role of bridging products in MTD
Following our exit from the pilot, into live, we are seeing an encouraging increase in developer led marketing and communications around MTD. While we welcome all of your assistance with raising MTD awareness we have also received a small number of complaints about some developer material suggesting that bridging products will be unsupported after 2020. This is incorrect, we have no plans to stop supporting bridging solutions. The complex nature of some business models makes bridging solutions the most practical solution in some scenarios.
We would appreciate you ensuring that your messaging around bridging products is clear and accurate.