VAT Bridging Software for small businesses

Easy VAT filing from spreadsheets with MTD bridging software

Making Tax Digital is coming. For businesses using accounting spreadsheets, or with complex VAT requirements there’s no need to change systems. All that’s needed to comply with HMRC is QuickBooks Bridging Software.

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File your VAT quickly using a spreadsheet

Simply upload a spreadsheet with your 9 box VAT summary information and e-File through QuickBooks 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 & easy

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

Get ready for Making Tax Digital today

MTD Hotline: 0808 168 4238

There's a plan whatever your business needs.

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For freelancers and
independent contractors
For small businesses and
VAT registered companies
  • Fast and easy setup.
  • Free 24/7 support.
Self-Employed Track your Self-employed income using flat rates for HMRC Self-Assessment
£8£4/mo
First six months*
No obligation, cancel anytime.
  • Send unlmited invoices on the go - basic
  • Snap and store receipts
  • Download bank transactions automatically
  • Free mobile app
  • 1 user
  • Estimate tax payments
  • Complete self assessment
  • Sort business and personal transactions
  • Track mileage automatically
Essentials Manage accounts, VAT, MTD, payroll & employee time.
£18£9/mo
First six months*
No obligation, cancel anytime.
  • Send unlmited invoices on the go - advanced
  • Snap and store receipts
  • Download bank transactions automatically
  • Free mobile app
  • 3 users
  • Calculate & file VAT - MTD Ready
  • VAT bridging software - MTD Ready
  • Manage CIS deductions
  • Manage bills and payments
  • Run payroll
  • Multi-currency support
  • Track employee time
Plus Essentials features + budgets, purchase orders & stock control.
£27£14/mo
First six months*
No obligation, cancel anytime.
  • Send unlmited invoices on the go - advanced
  • Snap and store receipts
  • Download bank transactions automatically
  • Free mobile app
  • 3 users
  • Calculate & file VAT - MTD Ready
  • VAT bridging software - MTD Ready
  • Manage CIS deductions
  • Manage bills and payments
  • Run payroll
  • Multi-currency support
  • Track employee time
  • Create budgets and purchase orders
  • Manage stock
  • Track costs by project, location or budget
Track your Self-employed income using flat rates for HMRC Self-Assessment.Manage accounts, VAT, MTD, payroll & employee time. Full account management inc. budgets, purchase orders & stock control.
Estimate tax payments
Complete HMRC self assessment
Sort business and personal transactions
Auto-track mileage deductions
Send unlimited invoices on the go
BasicAdvancedAdvanced
Snap and store receipts
Download bank transactions automatically
Free mobile app
Number of users
135
Calculate & file VAT - MTD Ready
VAT bridging software - MTD Ready
Manage CIS deductions
Manage bills and payments
Run payroll (+£1 per employee /month)
Multi currency support
Track employee time
Create budgets & purchase orders
Manage stock
Track costs by project, location or budget

Need multiple accounts? Call us on 0808 168 4246.

Frequently asked questions

  • What VAT schemes are supported in QuickBooks for Making Tax Digital?
    QuickBooks supports all complex VAT schemes including standard and cash rate VAT schemes through our Making Tax Digital VAT bridging software. Flat rate is coming soon.
  • Which plans are bridging software available in?
    Bridging is available QuickBooks Online Essential & Plus. Should you ever decide to record all of your VAT transactional data in one place. All other QuickBooks features can be used at any time when you’re ready to migrate the rest of your accounts data.
  • What do I need to use the bridging feature?
    All you need is to sign up to QuickBooks and upload a spreadsheet document that contains your 9 Box VAT summary. The QuickBooks software will walk you through the steps to review your MTD compliant VAT return submission.
  • When does Making Tax digital start?
    Making Tax Digital for VAT starts from 1st April 2019. Any VAT returns submitted on or after this date must follow the Making Tax Digital rules.
  • Who does Making Tax Digital for VAT impact?
    It impacts 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.
  • When will QuickBooks’ Making Tax Digital for VAT software be available?
    Our MTD for VAT software including bridging software is available now for Small Businesses through QuickBooks Online Essential & Plus.
  • Who is not impacted by Making Tax Digital for VAT?
    Making Tax Digital for VAT does not impact businesses who meet one or more of the following criteria:
    • Businesses who are exempt from online VAT submissions
    • Businesses who are not VAT registered
    • Businesses with a taxable turnover below the VAT threshold in the 12 months leading up to 1st April 2019 or any 12 month period (so long as they deregister from VAT).
  • How do I comply with Making Tax Digital for VAT?
    To comply with Making Tax Digital for VAT you will need to do all of the following by 1st April 2019:
    • Keep your VAT records digitally
    • Submit your VAT return to HMRC through MTD compliant software
    • 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.

* 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 enrollment, 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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