Bridging Software for MTD | Filing VAT from Excel

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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Desktop screenshot showing how to submit MTD for VAT with Bridging Software

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 and 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.

Desktop screenshot showing a preparation of a VAT return summary with QuickBooks VAT Bridging Software

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  • Free for accountants and bookkeepers in practice.
  • Pay a discounted rate for every client you add.
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  • Automatic enrolment as a silver ProAdvisor.

Get the support:

  • VAT Bridging Software and e-Filing.
  • UK-based expert phone support. 8am-8pm Mon-Fri [ex. bank holidays].
  • Free QuickBooks Online and Advanced Certification training.
  • Free onboarding, marketing and Making Tax Digital resources.

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.