VAT Bridging Software for accountants

VAT Bridging Software for accountants & bookkeepers

The quick, easy and MTD-compliant way to e-file VAT returns for your spreadsheet and complex VAT clients, so they don’t need to change how they manage their businesses.

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The easiest solution for Making Tax Digital

QuickBooks bridging software allows your spreadsheet clients to comply with MTD without changing their current record-keeping method. Simply import VAT return calculations into QuickBooks and then submit to HMRC.

No need to change

Do your clients love their spreadsheets? No problem. Keep them compliant without the need to change.

Flexible & easy

Whatever their method, the 9 Box VAT summary is all that is required to stay compliant.

Better together

Manage all your VAT clients from QuickBooks Online Accountant and save hours every month.

Get started with bridging software in 3 simple steps

1. Use our smart Client Analysis Tool to identify your spreadsheet clients – our team will guide you through the process.

2. Import the 9 Box VAT summary into QuickBooks bridging software.

3. Submit to HMRC.

QuickBooks bridging software is available within product putting you in the perfect position to easily move your clients to the cloud whenever they are ready.

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Get your spreadsheet clients ready for Making Tax Digital

Bridging Software is the quickest and easiest way to enable your spreadsheet clients, and those on complex VAT schemes, to comply with Making Tax Digital without changing their current record-keeping method. This guide will take you through the simple steps to get those clients ready for MTD.

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Frequently asked questions

  • Which of my clients is best suited for bridging software?
    Our Making Tax Digital bridging software article explains which QuickBooks MTD for VAT solution is best suited for you and your different clients.
  • Is there a subscription available for filing only?
    No. Bridging is available in all QuickBooks Online plans. Should you ever decide to record all of your VAT transactional data in one place, all QuickBooks features are available putting you in the perfect position to seamlessly migrate your clients to the cloud.
  • What do I need to use the bridging feature?
    Businesses need a Business Tax account to enable online VAT submissions as well as their VAT number. Agents require an Agent Services Account (ASA) linked to their old government gateway account and to have been specifically authorised by their client to assist them with their MTD-VAT affairs.
  • As a QuickBooks ProAdvisor, can I add bridging clients to my wholesale billing?
    Absolutely. Speak to your account manager for further details.

* If you select the Free Trial option the first thirty (30) days subscription to QuickBooks, starting from the date of enrolment, is free. To continue using QuickBooks after your 30-day trial, you'll be asked to present a valid credit card for authorisation, and you'll be charged the then current fee for the service(s) you've selected. All prices shown exclude VAT. Offer(s) are valid for new QuickBooks customers only and available for a limited time. Offer cannot be combined with any other QuickBooks Online offers. Terms, conditions, features, pricing, service and support are subject to change without notice.

Receive a 50% discount off the current monthly price for QuickBooks Online Essentials or 48% discount off the current monthly price for QuickBooks Online Plus for the first 6 months of service, starting from date of enrolment, followed by the then current monthly price. Your account will automatically be charged on a monthly basis until you cancel. You must select the Buy Now option and will not receive a 30-day trial. Offer valid for new QuickBooks Online customers only. No limit on the number of subscriptions ordered. You can cancel at any time by calling 0808 168 9533. Discount cannot be combined with any other QuickBooks Online offers, such as the MoveMyBooks service. Terms, conditions, features, pricing, service and support are subject to change without notice. All prices shown exclude VAT.

Receive a 50% discount off the current monthly subscription price for the first 6 months of service starting from the date you subscribe for the service. In order to obtain the discount you need to select the Buy Now option and will not receive the free 30 days trial offer. After the first 6 months, your account will be charged on a monthly basis at the then current price until you cancel. The above discount offer is available only to new QuickBooks Self-Employed customers and cannot be combined with any other QuickBooks Online offers.

Payroll functionality is available to all customers with an active trial or subscription to QuickBooks Essentials or Plus. Price excludes VAT.

These terms apply to QuickBooks UK customers only. Bulk-pricing discount offer is valid only if you are signing up for more than one QuickBooks Online subscription with each order. View terms and conditions for multiple accounts pricing here. To inquire further about the bulk-pricing discount offer, please call 0808 168 4246.

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