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Article ID: 2865
Last updated: 23 Mar, 2021

From 1st April 2019, it became mandatory for businesses with a turnover of over £85,000 to submit their VAT Returns to HMRC via the new MTD online services. 

From 8 April 2021 businesses will no longer be able to use third party software to file non-MTD VAT Returns. To avoid disruption to your filing process, we recommend that you migrate your or your client's VAT business(es) across to MTD for VAT before this time. Although HMRC will provide the ability to submit a VAT Return from the relevant Business Tax Account until MTD for VAT is universally mandated, this is a temporary measure and it is not their intention to provide an MTD filing platform from 1 April 2022. 

VAT Filer provides an incoming digital link by allowing businesses to import data held in a spreadsheet into the nine VAT Return boxes. From there, the information is sent digitally, via APIs, to HMRC’s MTD system. To ensure you remain fully compliant with  HMRC’s digital link requirements, VAT Filer provides the following functionality:

  • Imports data totals for the VAT return boxes from a spreadsheet
  • Retrieves MTD VAT Obligations (VAT periods) from HMRC 
  • Retrieves MTD Payments and Liabilities from HMRC
  • Ability to attach files (e.g. files containing a record of transactional data) to a specific VAT Return
  • Generates a submission receipt containing VAT information sent to HMRC
  • Ability to add adjustments to imported data figures, such as fuel scale charge, partial exemption and reverse charge transactions
  • Generates a submission receipt containing VAT information sent to HMRC
  • Ready to use reports, to enable easy review of data
Article ID: 2865
Last updated: 23 Mar, 2021
Revision: 3
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