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Bridging Software | Making Tax Digital Spreadsheets

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

QuickBooks’ Bridging Software makes it easy for spreadsheet users to comply with HMRC’s new Making Tax Digital rules. It also works for people with complex VAT.

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Simple VAT submission from a spreadsheet

It’s easy to meet Making Tax Digital requirements with QuickBooks. Upload your spreadsheet data and use our bridging software to submit directly to HMRC.

  • No need to change

    Not ready to ditch the spreadsheets? No worries – QuickBooks can work with your existing data.

  • Easy transition

    No need to complete the full QuickBooks set up. Start using other features when you’re ready.

  • Flexible and easy

    Whatever your VAT scheme, the 9 Box VAT summary is all that is required to stay compliant.

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Frequently asked questions

  • What VAT schemes are supported in QuickBooks for Making Tax Digital?

    QuickBooks MTD software currently supports Standard, Cash and Flat Rate schemes. QuickBooks Bridging Software supports Standard and Cash schemes. Annual submissions are not currently supported but will be coming soon. Businesses whose home currency is not GBP are currently not supported.
  • Which plans are Bridging Software available in?

    Bridging is available in the following QuickBooks small business plans: Online Simple Start, Essential & Plus. You can use the bridging software in isolation, but should you decide to record all your VAT transactional data in one place, all the other QuickBooks features are ready and waiting to be used. You just need to migrate the rest of you accounts data. Remember, our help team can support you with this.
  • What do I need to use the Bridging feature?

    It’s easy. First, you need is to sign up to QuickBooks and authorise QuickBooks to interact with HMRC. Then you can upload a spreadsheet document that contains your 9 Box VAT summary. The QuickBooks software will walk you through the steps needed to review your MTD compliant VAT return submission.
  • When did Making Tax digital start?

    Making Tax Digital for VAT came into effect on 1st April 2019. Any VAT returns submitted from this date must follow the Making Tax Digital rules.
  • Who does Making Tax Digital for VAT impact?

    Our MTD for VAT software includes Bridging Software and is available now for small businesses through QuickBooks Online Essentials & Plus.
  • Who is impacted by the Making Tax Digital for VAT rules?

    It impacts most VAT registered businesses with a taxable turnover above the VAT threshold (currently £85,000) in the 12 months leading up to 1st April 2019 or any 12 month period thereafter. For more information, check out our Making Tax Digital hub.
  • How do I comply with Making Tax Digital for VAT?

    You will need to do all of the following for all VAT returns starting on or after 1st April 2019:
    1. Keep your VAT records digitally
    2. Submit your VAT return to HMRC through MTD compliant software
    3. By April 1st 2020, you will also need to digitally link the accounting software you use for VAT preparation and filing if you use more than one software solution.