Making Tax Digital software for accountants | Accounting software

Your partner for Making Tax Digital

Making Tax Digital rules are changing. Plan ahead with QuickBooks to make sure you and your clients are ready ahead of the April 2022 deadline and beyond.

  • Making Tax Digital ready

  • HMRC recognised

Making Tax Digital with spreadsheets? Our software’s got you covered

Get ahead of the deadlines

Soon, almost all small businesses will have to start using digital accounting software to comply with Making Tax Digital. Be confident that you have all the advice and info they need, with QuickBooks by your side.

April 2021: End of soft landing period:

For VAT periods beginning on or after 1 April 2021, businesses will need to maintain all accounting records digitally within “functional compatible software”.

April 2022: MTD for VAT phase two:

All VAT-registered businesses need to submit their VAT returns in line with Making Tax Digital.

April 2023: MTD for Income Tax Self Assessment:

Landlords and self-employed businesses with annual business or property income above £10,000 must register for Making Tax Digital for Income Tax Self Assessment (MTD for ITSA).

April 2026: MTD for Corporation Tax:

Incorporated businesses and other organisations within the charge to Corporation Tax may need to comply with Making Tax Digital.

Give your clients the solutions they need

QuickBooks has the tools and expertise you need to support all of your clients, from users of outdated accounting software to spreadsheet-based businesses. Our easy-to-use software means a stress-free transition to Making Tax Digital.

Track, check and submit VAT in QuickBooks

Easily migrate your clients’ accounts to QuickBooks from other accounting software. Then prepare and check their VAT return before submitting it directly to HMRC, in line with Making Tax Digital.

Try QuickBooks

Submit VAT to HMRC with bridging software

Use QuickBooks’ bridging software to help spreadsheet users and clients with complex VAT needs comply with Making Tax Digital without changing the way they manage their VAT.

Try QuickBooks

Get set up with QuickBooks

Getting your practice ready for Making Tax Digital is easy with QuickBooks for accountants and bookkeepers. We’ve got your back every step of the way.

MTD training for accountants

MTD training for accountants

We’ve been working closely with HMRC to make sure you have all of the information your practice needs to be ready for the next phase of Making Tax Digital. Take advantage of free QuickBooks training, live webinars and on-demand video sessions.

Watch our webinar to learn how to prepare for MTD for VAT phase 2.

Automatic VAT error checks

Automatic VAT error checks

Our unique VAT error checker automatically scans your clients’ VAT returns for common errors, duplicates and anomalies. Use it to save time on manual checks for accuracy before filing directly to HMRC.

Learn more about our VAT error checker.

Introductions to new clients

Introductions to new clients

Get leads through the QuickBooks Find a ProAdvisor directory - for free! Once you’ve passed our free certification training you can publish your profile on our directory of accountants, where thousands of small businesses look for professional support.

Get listed in our directory.

MTD marketing materials

MTD marketing materials

Our free ProAdvisor programme gives you access to the Marketing Hub, a free asset library to help you grow your practice and let clients know that you're up to speed with Making Tax Digital.

Learn more about our ProAdvisor programme.

Free onboarding support

Free onboarding support

Get your clients up and running with QuickBooks in no time with our free expert onboarding sessions. It’s the fastest, easiest way to work together efficiently in QuickBooks.

Learn more.

Discounted rates for your clients

Discounted rates for your clients

Get access to discounted QuickBook Online subscriptions to offer to your clients. Give them the confidence that they can keep digital records and submit their VAT returns in line with Making Tax Digital.

Request a callback from a member of our team to learn more.

What accountants and bookkeepers say about us

"QuickBooks Online Accountant helps us add value and work more effectively by providing much better insights into our clients’ businesses."

Charlie Carne, Charlie Carne & Co, Chartered Accountants

"The partner programme was a major factor in the decision for me to move my practice over to QuickBooks."

Gerhard Visagie, Director, Exceed UK

"QuickBooks Online Accountant makes accounting and all of our financing so much easier to manage. The best part is how easy it is to use and share with our team."

Katie G., Lead Client Success Manager

Join QuickBooks for accountants

QuickBooks Making Tax Digital software for accountants can help you grow your business, save money, and give you more time to support your clients.

Frequently asked questions

MTD resources for accountants and bookkeepers

If you select the Free Trial option the first months subscription to QuickBooks, starting from the date of enrolment, is free. To continue using QuickBooks after your one month 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. Offer cannot be combined with any other QuickBooks Online offers. Terms, conditions, features, pricing, service and support are subject to change without notice.

QuickBooks Making Tax Digital for VAT software is available to all QuickBooks Simple Start, Essential and Plus subscribers. Use of QuickBooks MTD for VAT software and bridging software must be aligned with HMRC's eligibility requirements and includes additional set up between the small business and HMRC.

QuickBooks MTD software currently supports Standard, Cash and Flat Rate schemes. QuickBooks Bridging Software supports Standard and Cash schemes. Businesses whose home currency is not GBP are currently not supported.

Receive a 50% discount off the current monthly price for QuickBooks Online Simple Start or 50% discount off the current monthly price for QuickBooks Online Essentials or 50% discount off the current monthly price for QuickBooks Online Plus for the first 4 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 one month 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. 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 4 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 one month trial offer. After the first 4 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.

Sign up to QuickBooks Payroll between 1 April 2021 and 31 May 2021 and receive 75% off your payroll subscription fee for the first 4 months from the date of signing up to QuickBooks Payroll. This is available if you sign up to QuickBooks Standard Payroll or QuickBooks Advanced Payroll. You will receive the discount on the subscription fee, there is no discount to the per employee fee.

This offer is only available to small business customers paying for their subscription themselves. This is available only to new payroll small business customers. You can be new to QuickBooks Online, or an existing customer of QuickBooks Online, who has not previously used either of our online payroll.

After the first 4 months your account will be charged on a monthly basis at the normal rate of £4/ month subscription fee + £1 per paid employee + VAT @ 20% for Standard Payroll or £8/ month subscription fee + £1 per paid employee + VAT @ 20% for Advanced Payroll, until you cancel.

QuickBooks Advanced Payroll allows you to automatically submit information to the following pension providers: NEST, The Peoples Pension, Smart Pensions, Aviva and NOW:Pensions

Mileage tracking is available on QuickBooks Self-Employed and QuickBooks Online on iOS and Android only.

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.

*QuickBooks UK have temporarily changed our support hours due to the mandated travel and office restrictions. Please see temporary customer support opening times:

  • QuickBooks Online Phone – Monday to Friday 8am to 7pm.
  • QuickBooks Online Live Messaging – Monday to Friday 8am to 12am, Saturday and Sunday 8am to 8pm.
  • QuickBooks Self Employed Live Messaging – Monday to Friday 7am to 10pm, Saturday and Sunday 8am to 8pm.

'Save around 8 hours a month' based on respondents new to QuickBooks; Intuit survey June 2016.

Talk to our sales team

0808 168 9533

9.00am - 5.30pm Mon to Thu

9.00am - 4.30pm Fridays

Request a callback