Making Tax Digital | VAT Registered

Making Tax Digital

Sign up today and become compliant with HMRC's Making Tax Digital (MTD) for VAT. If you’re VAT-registered with a turn-over of £85K+, it’s time to act.

MTD Hotline
0808 168 4238

What is Making Tax Digital?
Read our blog post

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Desktop screenshot showing how to submit MTD for VAT with Making Tax Digital software

Become MTD ready without the stress

QuickBooks offers two simple ways to become compliant with HMRC’s Making Tax Digital scheme based on your needs.

File VAT using a spreadsheet
with Bridging Software

Simply upload a spreadsheet with your 9 box VAT summary to Quickbooks and e-File securely to HMRC. No need to complete the full QuickBooks set up.

Track & file VAT online
with Accounting Software

Migrate your full accounts data to QuickBooks to track & calculate VAT automatically and e-File securely to HMRC.

Easy choice for small businesses

Becoming MTD compliant is more than choosing an accounting software solution. With QuickBooks you can be confident that you'll be kept up to date with easy to use and fully compliant MTD functionality.

Making Tax Digital - are you compliant?

46% of small businesses wrongly believe they’re MTD compliant. Answer five simple questions to understand if you’re ready for MTD.

Simple steps to comply with MTD

We've been working closely with HMRC to make sure you know exactly what to do and when to do it. We will also send you regular updates by email and through the product experience.

Easy transition to QuickBooks

Use our free data import tools to speed up the process of transferring your business data to QuickBooks. Our free award-winning care team can also help with anything from MTD queries to data migration.

MTD Hotline: 0808 168 4238.

Peace of mind your VAT is accurate

Use SmartScan™ to automatically scan for common errors, duplicates and anomalies. Have peace of mind knowing your VAT return is accurate before submitting directly to HMRC.

"A great way of summarising everything that goes into the return without having to review everything for the quarter."

Tom Ridgway, Wyvern 3D Ltd

Download our FREE MTD guide

After reading this guide you'll be able to:

  • Understand what Making Tax Digital is.
  • See who it affects.
  • Get prepared quickly and easily.

Moving to QuickBooks is easy

Transfer your historical accounts data into QuickBooks with the help from our award-winning UK-based support team at no additional cost. No need to wait until your next VAT submission to start fresh. Get started today.

"Unbelievably simple. I have never submitted any Making Tax Digital for VAT return ever before but I honestly couldn’t believe how easy it was. Few mouse clicks and it was all over. Shouldn’t have worried!"

Nick, AutoAudio

There's a plan whatever your business needs

Making Tax Digital ready
For small businesses and VAT registered companies

Simple Start

£12
£5 /mo
First six months
No obligation, cancel anytime

Essentials

£18
£7 /mo
First six months
No obligation, cancel anytime

Plus

£27
£11 /mo
First six months
No obligation, cancel anytime

Need multiple accounts? Call us on 0808 168 4246.

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Our team are here to help provide all the information you need to get MTD ready.

Or call 0808 168 4252

Find an MTD-ready Advisor

Our directory gives you access to a network of QuickBooks Certified Accountants and Bookkeepers near you.

Frequently asked questions

  • Why is Making Tax Digital happening?

    Making Tax Digital is HMRC’s attempt to transform the UK tax system into one of the most digitally advanced in the world for the benefit of individual and business tax payers.There are four main benefits:
    - Digitalisation will improve the quality of record keeping.
    - Less manual entry should mean fewer errors.
    - Managing business affairs will become more efficient - especially if you adopt a cloud-based solution which can be accessed anywhere.
    - You'll spend less time gathering and inputting data

  • When did Making Tax digital start?

    Making Tax Digital came into effect on 1st April 2019. Any VAT returns starting 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.

  • What do I need to do to comply with the new Making Tax Digital rules?

    To comply with Making Tax Digital for VAT you will need to do all of the following:
    - Keep your VAT records digitally
    - Submit your VAT return to HMRC through MTD compliant software.

  • You must also do the following by April 1st 2020

    Digitally link software you use for VAT preparation and filing if you use more than one software solution.

  • My VAT returns are already submitted online, am I not already compliant?

    Unless your VAT returns are being submitted through software that has been approved by HMRC as being Making Tax Digital compliant then you are not already compliant. As of 1st April 2019, the HMRC web page used by businesses and their accountants to submit VAT returns has been closed to those required to comply with Making Tax Digital

  • Where do I get Making Tax Digital (MTD) software?

    A list is available on GOV.UK or you can try QuickBooks today. HMRC are not offering Making Tax Digital software.

  • How can my accountant help me with Making Tax Digital?

    Accountants can support you through Making Tax Digital so long as they have the following:
    - Permission from you to act as an agent on your behalf for VAT
    - Registered for an Agent Services Account and linked your HMRC account to it.
    - Access to Making Tax Digital compliant software.

  • Why should I consider using QuickBooks as my Making Tax Digital for VAT software?

    As a QuickBooks user you’ll be MTD ready from day one and a customer of the worlds #1 provider of accounting software. By using QuickBooks you’ll be keeping digital records. You can also prepare and directly submit VAT returns to HMRC today and when Making Tax Digital arrives you will be compliant. For most businesses, QuickBooks is an all in one Making Tax Digital software solution without the need for digital links. If your business intends to take advantage of the Making Tax Digital soft landing period then QuickBooks can be used as bridging software to submit your VAT return data that has been prepared elsewhere.

  • Which VAT schemes are supported by QuickBooks for Making Tax Digital (MTD)?

    QuickBooks is committed to delivering a best-in-class experience for individuals and organisations that submit tax digitally. As part of this we’re always looking for ways to support more of our customers with complex business needs, so we provide a variety of solutions within QuickBooks itself.

    The following VAT for MTD schemes are supported for small businesses and accountants: Standard, Cash, Flat Rate.
    Within all these schemes, both monthly and quarterly VAT submissions are supported. We’re working to extend this to support annual submissions.

    Alternatively, QuickBooks users who prefer to maintain some or all of their financial records outside QuickBooks can stay MTD compliant by submitting their VAT with QuickBooks’ Bridging Software feature. This feature supports the following schemes: Standard, Cash schemes.