HMRC Make Tax Digital VAT Return

As most people are aware, on 13th July 2017, the Financial Secretary to the Treasury and Paymaster General announced that Making Tax Digital for VAT will come into effect from April 2019. As of that date, businesses with a turnover above the VAT threshold (currently £85,000) have had to provide their VAT return information to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) through Making Tax Digital (MTD) compatible software.

We are now past the April 2019 deadline, and have reached the July Vat Return deadline, yet many people may still be thinking how exactly they are going to be compliant.

Well, for our Customers we have very good news! We have actually already developed a facility within your Rent software that is HMRC MTD VAT return compliant; this facility is and has been eligible for the start of the mandatory MTD VAT service which began in April 2019.

This brand new feature Focus Micro Systems developed will provide you with the ability of submitting your VAT Return directly to HMRC.

The HMRC MTD VAT Return feature we developed makes use of the Focus Rent software you are all aware of, as well as a brand new web portal we developed just for this functionality.

This brand new web portal we developed will be accessible from anywhere (as long as you have a web browser) to provide maximum flexibility for our customers. Not only will you be able to access this brand new portal from anywhere, you will also have the availability of providing your accountant with a link which will allow them to double check the VAT Return figures, ensuring the information is correct before actually carrying out the upload.

If you would like to read more about the overall HMRC MTD VAT Return implementation directly from HMRC please click here.

If you would like to see a demonstration of this feature please click here.

Furthermore, as already confirmed by many of our clients, this is a secure recorded process that can be smoothly carried out so please do not hesitate to contact Focus Micro Systems on 01865 766241 or alternatively email if you would like to find out more information regarding this premium feature.

However, before you contact us please think about the following:

  • Have you registered with HMRC for VAT MTD?

  • Have you talked to your accountant about this?

  • Are you part of the deferred group (have you received a special letter at the beginning of January 2019)?

  • Are you part of the April 2019 group or the October 2019 (deferred group)?

  • Are you aware that there is a soft landing period (April 2020)?