QuickBooks Desktop | Ready for Making Tax Digital

MTD-ready accounting software for desktop

The latest versions of QuickBooks Desktop are Making Tax Digital compliant. Switch to the latest available version to stay up to date with the most recent functionality.

  • Making Tax Digital ready

  • HMRC recognised

Get ready for the HMRC Self-Assessment deadline

QuickBooks Desktop: We’ve come a long way

QuickBooks Desktop has come a long way since its initial release in 1983. Over the years, we’ve built up our functionality to better cater to the needs of small- and medium-sized businesses, their accountants and bookkeepers. Time and time again, we’ve proactively adapted to changes in government legislation to help our customers stay on the right side of HMRC. Constant innovations and automations have kept accounting easy so that you can get on with running your business. Since 2019, we’ve been ready for the next big change in tax: Making Tax Digital.

We’re ready for Making Tax Digital for VAT

QuickBooks is recognised by HMRC as software that’s compatible with Making Tax Digital for VAT. This means that you can keep digital records and connect directly to HMRC to submit your VAT returns with both our Online and Desktop accounting software. As always, we’re with you every step of the way.

Compatible QuickBooks Desktop versions

We’ve been working with HMRC since the start of the journey towards Making Tax Digital. That’s why QuickBooks has been compatible with MTD for VAT requirements since 2019.

VersionMTD compatible?
QuickBooks Desktop 2021
Yes
QuickBooks Desktop 2020
Yes
QuickBooks Desktop 2019
Yes
QuickBooks Desktop 2016 or earlier
Yes

What finance professionals say about QuickBooks

"QuickBooks desktop for PC is the simplest option for most businesses. It has all the features that you need for small- to medium-sized businesses and for the most part, it's a great option."

Julie L., Director of Finance & Operations

"This software is very user friendly. Getting to individual accounts is easy and straight forward. The importing of bank records saves me a ton of time doing payroll and reimbursements each month. I can track all of the owner's businesses in one place without paying extra per company added."

Tiffany S., CFO

"I started out learning QuickBooks on the desktop version for a previous job, and the software has come a long, long way since then."

Jane R., Owner

Desktop Pro

From
£26/mo
From Axonware, our official desktop partner. Or call 0808 168 4245
+VAT @ 20%
Buy now
  • Track income & expenses
  • MTD ready: Track & file VAT
  • Send unlimited invoices
  • Run reports
  • Manage bills & payments
  • Create budgets & purchase orders
  • Multi-currency support
  • 5 user profiles (with purchase of additional licenses)
  • Free 30-day phone support
  • Manage stock
  • Track costs by project,loation or budget
  • Track employee time
  • Calculate & rebill job costs
  • Track time & highlight unbilled expenses before you invoice

Desktop Prem

From
£50/mo
From Axonware, our official desktop partner. Or call 0808 168 4245
+VAT @ 20%
Buy now
  • Track income & expenses
  • MTD ready: Track & file VAT
  • Send unlimited invoices
  • Run reports
  • Manage bills & payments
  • Create budgets & purchase orders
  • Multi-currency support
  • 5 user profiles (with purchase of additional licenses)
  • Free 30-day phone support
  • Manage stock
  • Track costs by project,loation or budget
  • Track employee time
  • Calculate & rebill job costs
  • Track time & highlight unbilled expenses before you invoice
  • Calculate discounts by customers, item, job or currency
  • Sales order / back order functionality
  • Stock assemblies and BOM - extra stock reporting options
  • Forecasting
  • Convert units of measurement

Frequently asked questions

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.

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