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File your VAT return online with smart VAT software

Online VAT management made easy

Submit your VAT returns online with QuickBooks accounting software and stay compliant with HMRC’s Making Tax Digital rules. You can prepare, track and file VAT returns - all in one place. Plus, our error-checking technology checks your VAT for common mistakes.

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QuickBooks accounting software calculates the amount of VAT you owe and reminds you when it’s due. Our smart error-checking technology checks for common mistakes and lets you make an online submission directly to HMRC.

Made for Making Tax Digital

QuickBooks is recognised by HMRC and designed in line with MTD regulations. You can run our error checker to surface common mistakes and make an online submission directly to HMRC. QuickBooks supports standard, cash and flat-rate schemes.

"A well-designed, robust application. With functionality that criss-crosses accounting and non-accounting domains, this is definitely a winner and a keeper."

- App Store review

No more data entry

Swap manual data entry for automatic calculations and accurate record keeping. Snap & store receipts, auto-track mileage and easily categorise transactions - all in one place.

"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

Always know how much you owe

Take control of your cash flow and make smarter business decisions. Log in to your account anytime, anywhere using your smartphone, tablet or computer. See exactly what’s due with our real-time dashboard and calculate your VAT-related expenses.

"So simple to use makes my life a lot easier as everything can be done literally within minutes."

- App Store review

Automatically check your VAT for errors

Our clever error-checking technology spots common errors, duplicates and anomalies in your VAT. Be more confident when you submit your VAT to HMRC through QuickBooks.

"It’s a great way of summarising everything that goes into the return without having to review everything for the quarter."

- Tom Ridgway, Wyvern 3D Ltd

Spend more time developing your small business

  • Detailed VAT reports

    Get an in-depth picture of what you've paid and what you owe.

  • Personal notifications

    Never miss another VAT deadline. You'll get a reminder when your return is due.

  • MTD compliant

    Your records will be fully compliant with HMRC's Making Tax Digital rules for VAT.

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Frequently asked questions

  • Do I need to register my business for VAT?

    That depends on your turnover (not including VAT-exempt products). Every UK business with an annual VAT taxable turnover of more than £85,000 needs to be registered. You can voluntarily register for VAT if your turnover is below the £85,000 threshold.
  • Is the VAT flat rate scheme supported by QuickBooks?

    Yes. QuickBooks supports Cash, Flat Rate and Standard VAT accounting schemes for both monthly and quarterly VAT submissions. Support for annual submissions is coming soon. Our Bridging Software feature supports both standard and cash accounting schemes.
  • Can I submit a VAT return through QuickBooks as soon as I sign up?

    Yes. As long as you've uploaded all your relevant data and have registered for a VAT online account with HMRC.
  • How can I check my VAT return for errors?

    QuickBooks automatically checks your VAT return for common errors such as missing VAT codes, anomalies in VAT codes & duplicate transactions - so you can catch any mistakes and have confidence in your return.
  • What is Making Tax Digital?

    Making Tax Digital is a HMRC initiative that came into effect in April 2019. Most businesses registered for VAT with a taxable turnover above £85k must keep digital records and submit VAT returns using HMRC-recognised software.
  • I already submit my VAT returns online, am I not compliant with Making Tax Digital?

    To be compliant with MTD, your VAT returns must be submitted through a software that has been recognised by HMRC as compliant with Making Tax Digital.
  • What do I need to do to be compliant with Making Tax Digital for VAT?

    You'll need to keep your VAT records digitally and submit your VAT filing to HMRC through MTD compliant software. You can find a list of providers on GOV.UK or you can try QuickBooks today.
  • Can my accountant help me with my VAT accounting?

    Yes, you can give your accountant or bookkeeper access to your data so that they can help you with your accounts. You can also schedule reports to be emailed to your accountant at a frequency of your choice.