MTD Software | Accounting Software
Be ready for MTD with QuickBooks
QuickBooks is all-in-one HMRC recognised MTD-compliant software which makes it easy to track your VAT and submit your returns.
0808 168 4238
Accountant or bookkeeper?
Find out more
Designed in line with HMRC
QuickBooks is recognised by HMRC as Making Tax Digital compliant software. With QuickBooks you’ll have everything you need in one place to be ready for the deadline on April 1st 2019
Import your VAT data
Digitally records your VAT
Submits your VAT to HMRC
See how your business will benefit
Don't wait for the MTD deadline. Get QuickBooks today and start working smarter.
Your VAT, all in one place
Import your VAT data in minutes then track, prepare and file your return from our beautifully simple and MTD compliant VAT centre.
All your questions answered
Access tutorials, email us, call or chat to our UK care team online. We’ll give you the answers and information that help you run your business in the run up to Making Tax Digital.Request a callback
Free accountant access
When invited they can review and submit your VAT return in real time. So invite your accountant then sit back as they work their magic and give you peace of mind.
Are you an accountant? Find out more
There's a plan whatever your business needs
Need multiple accounts? Call us on 0808 168 4246.
"The MTD set up was easy and simple to use. Excellent"Julie Driver, Bawtry Carbon
"Once I signed up with HMRC for MTD, using QuickBooks to submit the VAT return was straightforward."Sothinathan Kananathan, Owner, SFK Consulting Network Ltd.
"Our first MTD Vat return with QBO and it worked a treat - excellent!"Olivia Ney, Belfast Bookkeeping Services
Frequently asked questions
When did Making Tax Digital start?
Making Tax Digital for VAT started from 1st April 2019. Any VAT returns that begin 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.
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 to 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 April 1st 2019:You must also do the following by April 1st 2020:
- Keep your VAT records digitally
- Submit your VAT return to HMRC through MTD compliant software
- 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. From 1st April 2019, the HMRC web page used by businesses and their accountants to submit VAT returns will be 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 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.
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.
* 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.
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.
Receive a 60% discount off the current monthly price for QuickBooks Online Simple Start or 62% discount off the current monthly price for QuickBooks Online Essentials or 60% discount off the current monthly price for QuickBooks Online Plus for the first 6 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 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 63% 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.
1Payroll functionality is available to all customers with an active trial or subscription to QuickBooks Simple Start, Essentials or Plus. Price excludes VAT. QuickBooks Online Advanced Payroll is free to use whilst in Beta. Thereafter, it will be charged at £1 per employee per month as an introductory offer until the 30th March 2020.
2QuickBooks Advanced Payroll allows you to automatically submit information to the following pension providers: NEST, The Peoples Pension, Smart Pensions, Aviva and NOW:Pensions
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.
'The world's #1 online accounting software' based on number of paying customers and accountants worldwide, June 2016.
'Save around 8 hours a month' based on respondents new to QuickBooks; Intuit survey June 2016.
'The leading app for self employed finances' based on GooglePlay rating, Jan 2016.
'See how your business is doing in less than 30 seconds'; Intuit survey June 2016.
'Save 12 hours a month managing your finances'; Based on an October 2016 survey of active Quickbooks Self Employed subscribers who offered an opinion about how much time Quickbooks Self Employed saves them related to managing their finances.