MTD software to submit VAT to the HMRC (UK only)
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Ata Arif  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
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Apr 12

Hi dear colleagues
I have used the service of an accountant so far for submitting VAT and I can see they do very little and charge me a lot, so I consider submitting it myself. My question is about the software to be used to submit your VAT to be compatible with the MTD - HMRC, is it a condition to be a paid software or does free software do the trick if it is only needed for submitting the VAT? Knowing that I am on the flat rate scheme so I do not have a lot of calculations and only use
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Hi dear colleagues
I have used the service of an accountant so far for submitting VAT and I can see they do very little and charge me a lot, so I consider submitting it myself. My question is about the software to be used to submit your VAT to be compatible with the MTD - HMRC, is it a condition to be a paid software or does free software do the trick if it is only needed for submitting the VAT? Knowing that I am on the flat rate scheme so I do not have a lot of calculations and only use two to three cells in an excel sheet!
any advice about which software is preferred whether free or paid is highly appreciated.
best wishes
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Chris T  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
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Online for free Apr 12

If it’s that simple you can submit your return online on the HMRC website.

 

Tom in London
United Kingdom
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Member (2008)
Italian to English
DON't Apr 12

Chris S wrote:

If it’s that simple you can submit your return online on the HMRC website.


Don't believe it.


 

Chris T  Identity Verified
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What? Apr 12

Tom in London wrote:

Chris S wrote:

If it’s that simple you can submit your return online on the HMRC website.


Don't believe it.


Don’t believe what? I’ve done it myself when Sage isn’t playing ball. Log onto the HMRC site, type in the numbers, go for a beer.

https://www.gov.uk/vat-returns/send-your-return


 

Ata Arif  Identity Verified
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Don't believe it, it is that simple Apr 12

Thank you for your prompt reply.
I tried that, it says:

Use your accounting software to submit a return by:

Use your accounting software to submit a return by:...................
for the period .........
also here:

From 1 April 2021 over 1 million businesses that are registered to pay VAT in the UK, must now follow the latest Making Tax Digital for VAT (MTD) rules and obligations or risk the threat of penalties for the first time.
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Thank you for your prompt reply.
I tried that, it says:

Use your accounting software to submit a return by:

Use your accounting software to submit a return by:...................
for the period .........
also here:

From 1 April 2021 over 1 million businesses that are registered to pay VAT in the UK, must now follow the latest Making Tax Digital for VAT (MTD) rules and obligations or risk the threat of penalties for the first time.


[Edited at 2021-04-12 14:11 GMT]
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Chris T  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
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Odd Apr 12

It explicitly gives me the option of using HMRC's free online solution if below the VAT threshold, instead of MTD software:


From April 2019 customers over the VAT threshold (£85,000) will need to submit their VAT Returns through a Making Tax Digital VAT product.

If you are below the threshold you can submit your main VAT Return using one of the following:

software from HMRC "online tax return – Value Added Tax" – HMRC has tested all the features of this service and will provide support to users through the online service helpdesk
software from a commercial software supplier that’s listed
a Making Tax Digital VAT solution


We've used Sage since 1995 without any major problems, but it is more complex than a freelancer would require.


Ata Arif
 

Miranda Miles
United States
soft Apr 26

I think would be better to use custom software development.

 

Ata Arif  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 10:36
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soft Apr 26

Thank you, I now use software called VitalTax which looks very easy to use and affordable.

 


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