MTD VAT submission can only be processed when the onboarding steps are complete, you can learn more about this by clicking here.

By April 2019, it is mandatory for VAT-registered businesses over the VAT threshold (currently £85,000) to submit VAT return information through an MTD compatible software. For further information, please click here

Step 1.

Navigate to Tax > VAT > VAT Return.

Step 2.

HMRC will send us the VAT obligation dates that they believe you should submit for the business. Once received, the obligation period will be marked with an MTD tag and you can start creating a VAT return by clicking on the Get Started button. 

Please Note:

The Create custom VAT report button allows you to view a VAT return for any specified period of time. You cannot submit a custom VAT report to HMRC. 

You may receive the message below when first reaching the VAT return menu. If you have only just signed up for the MTD VAT scheme it can take up to 48 hours for HMRC to complete processing this change. HMRC will email you as soon as this process is complete. 

Step 3.

On the next page, you can review the VAT return values of the obligation period. You can include any invoices not picked up by previous returns by ticking the check box beside Include late invoices.

To proceed click on the Create draft VAT Return button. A pop-up box will then appear, click on the Continue button to confirm.

Step 4.

After reviewing the invoice breakdown and you are satisfied with the values, you can click on the Finalise Draft Return button to proceed. A pop up box will then appear, click on the Continue button to confirm.

Step 5.

Once you have finalised the VAT return, you must click on the Submit button to send the VAT return data to HMRC. 

The data submitted to HMRC are the total values shown in the 9 boxes in Green below. 

Once this has been successfully submitted, the system will generate a Receipt ID which will have been returned from HMRC. You can then click Back to Overview where all historic returns will show under Existing VAT Returns.

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