Absolute Excel VAT Filer
Making Tax Digital
Making Tax Digital
Since 1st April 2019 it has been mandatory for VAT registered businesses with a turnover above the VAT threshold (currently £85,000) to submit their VAT returns digitally using only MTD compatible software. Organisations with more complex VAT systems, such as local authorities, public corporations and trusts were mandated for MTD for VAT from October 2019.
To help businesses and agents file their VAT returns digitally, Absolute Accounting Software developed the Absolute Excel VAT Filer.
MTD Bridging Software
Our Excel VAT Filer is MTD compatible bridging software. It allows you to submit your VAT data in the correct digital format to HMRC by populating the 9 boxes on your VAT return. This is then digitally linked directly to HMRC’s MTD platform.
Absolute’s Excel VAT Filer software is suitable for filing as a single business or as an agent for multiple businesses. This HMRC MTD recognised software will also allow you to link to any existing spreadsheets you are currently using or to any spreadsheets exported from a bookkeeping package that isn’t MTD compatible.
Simple. Quick. Trusted.
Since launching the product, the Absolute Excel VAT Filer has amassed over 11,000 users who in turn have filed over 125,000 VAT returns. The feedback from our users has been phenomenal. We regularly receive comments about how simple the software is to use, how quick people have found the filing process and why many have already moved from using other MTD software packages to the Absolute Excel VAT Filer.
From this feedback (along with many other examples on our testimonials page), you can see why the Absolute Excel VAT Filer is one of the most trusted forms of MTD bridging software on the market.
Impressive software. Impressive Pricing
Pricing starts from as little as £40 plus VAT for 10 traders for a 13 month licence.Find out more
We are taking many calls from people asking if it is still acceptable to still use spreadsheets and bridging software from April 2020
HMRCs advice for MTD software is included in VAT Notice 700/22, specifically section 4.2.3 of that notice, updated on 17th October 2019. This makes it clear that spreadsheets and bridging software can make up part of what we describe as functional compatible software. You will note in 700/21 there is no time bar on when that software can be used.”READ MORE
Another common question from our users is "What does the end of the soft landing period mean to me?"
HMRCs advice on the soft landing period is included in VAT Notice 700/22, specifically section 18.104.22.168 of that notice, updated on 17th October 2019.
This specifically refers to Digital Links, that is a Data transfer or exchange within and between software programs, applications or products that make up functional compatible software must be digital where the information continues to form part of the digital records. It goes on to say that HMRC will allow a period of time, the “soft landing period”, for businesses to have in place digital links between all parts of their functional compatible software.