SmartScan™ | VAT checker | QuickBooks UK
Automatic VAT checks for instant peace of mind
SmartScan™ is a unique product innovation that checks VAT returns for common mistakes. Save, time, be confident that your VAT is right, then submit your return directly to HMRC to comply with Making Tax Digital rules.
Stress free VAT
"Fast and easy to use - the new SmartScan feature is brilliant for picking up duplicate transactions"Fiona McIlwaine - DNT Chartered Accountants
Your second pair of eyes
Duplicates, inconsistent VAT codes and missing transactions: SmartScan spots them — so you don’t have to.
Save time, eliminate errors
Tap into clever tech that spots mistakes in seconds and gets you MTD ready.
Click and correct
SmartScan™ highlights common errors at the touch of a button. Ditch the duplicates and only pay the VAT you owe.
86% of customers are better prepared for tax time with QuickBooks
Detailed VAT reports
Get an in-depth picture of what you've paid and what you owe.
Never miss another VAT deadline. You'll get a reminder when your return is due.
Your records will be fully compliant with the new Making Tax Digital rules for VAT.
There's a plan whatever your business needs
Need multiple accounts? Call us on 0808 168 4246.
Frequently asked questions
What does SmartScan do?
SmartScan automatically checks your VAT figures scans the contents of your VAT return for common errors, duplicates and anomalies. View the SmartScan dashboard before submitting your VAT, so you can catch any mistakes and have confidence in your return.
What does SmartScan scan for?
SmartScan checks all transactions from your current VAT period for anything out of the ordinary. SmartScan provides a summary dashboard of items not included in your VAT return, bank transactions you might have missed, transactions with unusual VAT codes, VAT items that may be duplicates and largest VAT items.
Does SmartScan automate my VAT submission?
SmartScan automates the process of scanning your books for errors, and provides the information you need to fix any issues You can then submit to HMRC from the SmartScan dashboard.
Can my accountant use it too?
Yes, you and your accountant can team up to tackle any errors together… or you can leave SmartScan to them.
Is SmartScan helpful outside of submitting my VAT return?
Yes, as well as providing a quick look at your current VAT return, SmartScan also identifies any duplicates or VAT code errors from any period.
Is SmartScan part of my subscription?
Yes. SmartScan is included with every QuickBooks Online UK subscription at no extra cost.
How long does SmartScan take?
SmartScan automatically runs in the background of QuickBooks. The dashboard can be accessed instantly.
How does SmartScan make my VAT return more accurate?
SmartScan automates the most important checks identified by accountants and auditors at tax time. By surfacing potential errors, you can fix mistakes quickly and have confidence your return is error free.
* 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.
QuickBooks MTD software currently supports Standard, Cash and Flat Rate schemes. QuickBooks Bridging Software supports Standard and Cash schemes. Annual submissions are not currently supported but will be coming soon. 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 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 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.
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.
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