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Making Tax Digital
for VAT

VAT Return filing for spreadsheets

Used by the top 15 accountancy firms
33,000+ entities file with us

Used by Top 15 Accountancy Firms to Bookkeepers - FTSE PLCs to Window Cleaners.

Sage and Quickbooks compatible
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HM Revenue and customs approved

Making Tax Digital for VAT Software

Book keeping and spreadsheets
Link or Insert our Worksheet to
your Spreadsheet
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Upload your PDF
Upload it
to our website
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File your VAT return
File your VAT Return &
view your VAT history
After You've Watched The Video:  Try The Single Business User Demo
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Sage & Quickbooks

Instead of printing your VAT return in your software, export it to Excel.
Upload the Excel file to our website for VAT Return Submission.
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Making tax digital for VATCompatible with Sage and quickbooks
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VAT Software for MTD Reviews

I’ve filed 40 VAT Returns so far on 123 Sheets for clients, and have found it efficient, simple and easy to use.
BR Pusser & Co
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I tried other bridging software, and gave up in despair! I then found 123 Sheets which I found simple and easy to file my VAT Return
Trusted Floor Solutions Ltd
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The software looked so easy, I suspected fraud. My accountant told me you are legitimately approved by HMRC. I’ve now filed my first VAT Return with ease.
Abbey Pet Foods
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I feel smug that I have filed my first VAT Return with 123 Sheets, and haven’t had to pay hundreds to one of the larger software providers.
Saxtead Livestock Ltd
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I’ve filed 40 VAT Returns so far on 123 Sheets for clients, and have found it efficient, simple and easy to use.
BR Pusser & Co
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I looked at various software, but found this the simplest and easiest. I’ve filed 4 VAT Returns so far for my clients. I didn’t need to read any instructions.
All Paul Ltd
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Many thanks for your endless patient help with MTD registrations. I hope you don't mind but I have recommended your software to quite a number of clients.
Martin Seitler & Co
I looked at various software, but found this the simplest and easiest. I’ve filed 4 VAT Returns so far for my clients. I didn’t need to read any instructions.
All Paul Ltd
Don’t just take our word for it – try the Demo for free:

MTD for VAT - Submit VAT Returns with Ease

Our software for making tax digital for VAT is compatible with Microsoft Excel 1997 through the latest versions.
With MTD for VAT comes increased visibility: more of your VAT affairs are visible in real-time via our software, such amounts outstanding to HMRC.  

With tens of thousands of businesses already using our spreadsheet VAT software for MTD, we work with all sizes of businesses, organisations and individuals to provide the best software for making tax digital for VAT. Trial our bridging software for MTD VAT for free or create an account with 123 Sheets to get started.
What does MTD mean?

Annual Pricing

Choose Business Quantity

Single Business
Price Per Business:
£19.75

This licence allows you to use our software with up to Single Business.
Annual Price (first year half-price) + VAT:
£19.75
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MTD for VAT FAQ’s

I Don’t Have Excel, Do You Work With Other Spreadsheet Software?
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Yes. We are working to make our software work seamlessly with Apple Numbers, Google Sheets, Libre Office and Open Office: these should be ready mid-2023. In the meantime, please click on the relevant link below to see how to do it now.

Google Sheets‍
Apple Numbers
Libre Office
Open Office

If your software is missing from the above list, let us know what it is and we’ll get back to you.

What is MTD for VAT?
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VAT registered businesses must follow the rules for 'Making Tax Digital for VAT' by using digital bookkeeping software, for example a spreadsheet.  

123 Sheets offers the best software for making tax digital for vat if you are using a spreadsheet.

What records must you keep digitally?
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According to the UK Government website, you need to keep digitally the bookkeeping data you would need to file a VAT Return.

All of these records you can keep in a spreadsheet

You do not need to scan paper records like sales invoices, purchase invoices, bank statements or receipts

What is ‘Making Tax Digital’?
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There are two basic elements to this:

1. You must keep your bookkeeping, through to the VAT filing, on computerised systems. You cannot do it in ledger books/paper anymore;
2. The HMRC government gateway website can no longer be used for filing VAT Returns. If your bookkeeping software doesn’t have a facility for you to file your VAT Return, you will need bridging software. This is what we provide.

What Data do you Send to HMRC?
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We extract out of your spreadsheet the nine-box VAT Return figures and send those to HMRC.
HMRC do not get your spreadsheet. We do not keep anything you upload to us.

How Do I Insert The 123Sheets Worksheet Into My Spreadsheet?
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Watch this video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVH8e7gi9Z8

or follow these steps:

1. Ensure you have both spreadsheets open on Excel: our worksheet and your bookkeeping spreadsheet;
2. Then, click on "View" then "View Side-by-Side". You should now see both spreadsheets at the same time: one above, one below on the same page;
3. Now pick up by the tab and drop either our worksheet into your spreadsheet, or vice versa to finish.

Failing that, you do not need to merge our worksheet into yours. You can keep the two spreadsheets separate, and use a formula to move your VAT Return nine-box figures to our spreadsheet and just upload that.

Don’t I need to Put My Business Details in The Spreadsheet?
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No. In order to file a VAT Return, you will set up an account with us and enter those details there. When filing a VAT Return to HMRC, we send those details and your VAT Return figures to HMRC, so we do not need to ask you for them each time you submit a VAT Return.

Do you Work with Sage, Quickbooks and Other Bookkeeping Software?
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Yes, we have a section above for Sage and Quickbooks. As long as your software allows you to export the Return into Excel or a .csv file, you can use our software. If it will only export a PDF, you can use a free PDF converter on the internet to convert your file into an Excel file. We are looking to increase the number of automatic imports for different software. If your software isn’t listed, get in touch, and we may be able to provide an automatic import facility for you within a week or so.

Do you Work with Different VAT Schemes?
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Yes, we work with all VAT Schemes.

FRS, Groups, Partial Exemption, Capital Goods, Margin Schemes, Cash Accounting, Annual Scheme, Retail Schemes, Payments on Account etc can all use our software.Just ensure the figures on your return are calculated correctly according to your scheme rules and are put in the correct boxes as per the rules for your VAT scheme. (Eg: on the FRS, Box 6 is the Gross Sales (inc. VAT), and Box 1 is your FRS % multiplied by your box 6 figure – other boxes are normally zero).

What Kind of Businesses do you Work With?
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We work with all sizes of businesses, organisations and individuals.

How do I Purchase Your Software?
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Create an account with us. Do that by clicking on “Create Account” near the top of this page. Then log in to your account and select the ‘Purchase’ link.

Can I Try This Software Before Buying?
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Yes, you can use our Demo Version.

There is a ‘Try Our Demo - for free!’ button below the main VAT video above and at the very top of this page.

Do you keep my Data Secure?
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Yes, we have a section on our home page dedicated to that, entitled “We Take Your Data Security Seriously”. Please visit our home page for those details.

How Much Does it Cost?
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Find further back up this page the VAT pricing section.

How Do I File My EC Sales List?
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EC Sales Lists are not yet part of Making Tax Digital, so file those however you were filing them previously.

Have you got a question?

Contact our friendly sales team
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