Making Tax Digital (MTD) Software Solutions

 

From April 2019 VAT returns must be submitted to HMRC by means of a compatible software solution communicating digitally via HMRC’s API platform.  This means that businesses will be unable to submit manual records after that date and will need to acquire a suitable commercial software product or appoint an agent to submit their VAT returns to HMRC on their behalf. Whilst many businesses may already use some form of software to maintain their VAT records they will need to ensure that their software meets HMRC’s new requirements.  In many cases this will mean the need to source or upgrade software that supports MTD for VAT.

BASDA is sharing the latest information about the providers and software solutions that are compliant with all HMRC requirements and will enable you to keep digital records and to submit information to HMRC.

Choosing software

How an organisation approaches the selection of MTD compatible software will depend on their existing level of technology maturity and their business requirements.  To help choose the right MTD for VAT software solution BASDA has created a free guide to help you select business software. This guide is aimed at accountants in practice and micro/small businesses.  It provides guidance to these firms and their advisors when they are seeking to procure business software to ensure they are MTD for VAT ready.

Click here to download this guide

MTD software providers

HMRC are working with a large number of software suppliers. Many of these suppliers have already demonstrated prototype applications to HMRC. Details of software providers who have MTD for VAT software products available today can be found here:

 

Software Provider
BASDA Member Status of Software for MTD for VATBridging Software Digital Record Keeping & Submissions Agents / Business Firm size IndustryBASDA Code of Conduct Signatory
123 Sheets

YAvailable now
Access Group

YAvailable nowAgents and businesslargeallY
Acorah Software Products LtdYAvailable now YNAgents and businessAllAll
Active Payroll

YIn DevelopmentLarge Payroll Bureau
Algorithims


YAvailable nowBusinessesSMEERP
Anagram Systems
YAvailable nowBusinessesSMEAccounts
Asprey Solutions
YIn DevelopmentBusinessesLargeAsset Management
B & CE
YNot ApplicablebusinessesAll Pensions
bluQube
YAvailable now
BusinessesLargeAccounts & FinanceY
Bottomline Technologies
YNot ApplicablebusinessesLargePayments
BTC MTD of VAT
YAvailable nowAgents and businesses AllAll
Capita IB Solutions
YIn DevelopmentBusinessesLargePayroll
Capium Limited
YAvailable nowAgents and businesses SMEAccounts
Cashflow Manager
YNot ApplicableAll Accounts
ClickTick
YIn Developmentagents and businessesAll Letters of Engagement
Construction Industry Scheme (COINS)YAvailable nowBusinesses SMEConstruction Y
Corporate Payroll Solutions
YIn DevelopmentBusinessesLargePayroll
Creative Navy

YIn DevelopmentBusinesses All Interface Design
Cyberqube
YAvailable nowAll ERP - constructionY
Datafile Software Solutions
YAvailable nowNYBusinesses SMEAllY
Caliq Software
YAvailable nowAll ERP
Causeway Technologies
YAvailable nowBusinessesLargeERP - constructionY
Deloitte VAT
YAvailable nowAgents and businesses Large Enterprise
De Facto
YAvailable nowBusinessesAll ERP
Expensys
YNot ApplicableLargeTracking Expenses
Exportmaster Systems
YNot ApplicableBusinesses ExportingY
EY
YAvailable nowBusinesses Accountancy Practice
eFile Ready
YAvailable nowAgents and businesses AllAll
Frontier Software
YIn DevelopmentBusinessesAllHR & PayrollY
Giant Precision
YIn DevelopmentBusinessesLargeWorkforce Management
Go Simple Software (Pennine Ventures)
YAvailable nowAgents and businesses All Accountancy Practice
Lakeshore Data Management
YNot ApplicableBusinessesLarge Data Management - logistics & supply chain
Liquid Software Solutions
YAvailable nowAgents and business SME Accounts
Merlin Business Software
YIn DevelopmentLargeERP
Modulr Finance

YNot ApplicablebusinessesAll Payments
Moneysoft
YAvailable nowagents and businessesAll Online Account Filing Y
My Digital Accounts
YAvailable nowYYAgents and businesses AllAll
OGL ComputerYAvailable nowNYBusinessesSMEStockist & DistributorsN
Openda Ltd
YAvailable nowERP
Pay Dashboard
YNot ApplicableBusinessesLargeBusiness Intelligence
Pegasus Software
YAvailable nowYYBusinessesLargeERP
Personal Audit Systems
YNot ApplicableP11D Expenses
PS Financials Limited
YIn DevelopmentBusinessesFinancials Y
QMS
YNot ApplicableAgents and businesses End Ssers & Accountancy PracticesSelf Assessment
Qtac Solutions
YIn DevelopmentBusinessesAll Payroll Y
Quakesoft
YIn DevelopmentStart Up
Quickbooks
YAvailable nowYYAgents and businesses AllAll
Reckon One
YIn DevelopmentSMEAccounts Software
Redrow
YNot Applicable n/aNational House Builder
RedSky
YAvailable nowBusinesseslargeConstruction
Sage Business Cloud
YAvailable nowAgents and businesses LargeEnterprise
Systemsync
YNot ApplicableBusinesses LargeSoftware System Integration
Taxfiler
YIn DevelopmentAgents and businessesAgentsAccountancy Practice
Technology One
YAvailable nowAllERP
TradeIslands Limited
YNot Applicable n/aRetail Property Management
Wolters Kluwer
YAvailable nowAgentsallaccountancy practice
Xledger Ltd
YAvailable nowAllERP

Definitions:

Software Provider: The name of the company or product as listed by HMRC.  Note that some companies have multiple products and only some may be enabled for MTD VAT and some providers have business names which differ from their product brand names, which are shown in brackets.  

BASDA Member: BASDA members collaborate through various Specialist Interest Groups and Working parties to continuously develop industry standards and processes that give customers assurance as well as a business advantage.

Status of Software for MTD for VAT: Software indicated as available now has already been recognised by HMRC as being ready to submit VAT Returns.  Software indicated as in development has not yet reached that stage but the supplier has indicated their intention to provide a solution.

Bridging Software: Bridging software will submit VAT Returns to HMRC using data imported from spreadsheets or other software.  Transactions are not recorded in the software.  The requirement to keep digital records will need to be satisfied by other software.

Digital Record Keeping & Submissions: Accounting software which keeps the necessary digital records and submits VAT Returns to HMRC can fulfil all your MTD VAT requirements in a single package.

Agents/Business: Some software is designed for businesses to use themselves.  Other software is intended for use by accountancy firms or other agents submitting VAT returns for multiple clients.  Some are equally suitable for both.

Firm Size: This gives an indication of the size of business or accountancy practice for which the software is most suitable.

Industry: Some software is designed for use in particular industries.  Other software is suitable for use in a wide range of industries.  If your industry is not listed then look at entries marked “All”.

Business Summary: These additional details are provided by each BASDA Member to help you choose appropriate software.

BASDA Code of Conduct Signatory: Introduced for members, the BASDA Code of Practice is designed to set quality standards for best practice in the development and supply of business software.  Click on the link for more details.

 

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