Making Tax Digital - we're making it FREE

In their wisdom, the government will require all businesses (even startups who think they will have to register for VAT) to submit their VAT information using a software package, from April 2019. We understand that the government will not allow a business to submit information either on paper or by hand in any other way. 

This is the Government's page on this: 
https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/making-tax-digital-reforms-affecting-businesses/making-tax-digital-for-vat-legislation-overview

Although we believe that this is a retrograde step (forcing tax payers to save the HMRC time and effort was never going to be easy) we recognise that there are benefits for everyone concerned. We are quite distrustful of many software companies who are seeing this as another opportunity to charge business for a very simple service (think of the standing charges businesses pay to take credit cards). We have noticed that the standard, minimum declared cost of software is over £100 per year. We believe this to be quite unnecessary. 

So. Using the BusinessGT service, the electronic filing of VAT returns is FREE.  
Yes. We are delivering MTD for our users FREE
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If you are registered for VAT from March 2019 you must use a system which can file your VAT return for you - this is a legal requirement. You will not have an option to file using the HMRC online portal as now. By March 2020, all businesses will need to use software to lodge VAT information and accounts. 

Using BusinessGT you can raise Sales Invoices and send them (or just process them into the accounts), process Purchase Invoices and journals.
Go to the VAT Processing pages ( ) and make sure you are happy with the information that will be filed for you. 

Simply update the system with your Username and Password for HMRC (then follow the in-page instructions) and BGT will file your VAT return for you. 


If your usage volume is low (ie, you don't use the accounting or CRM or web site very much) then you will find that until March 2020, BusinessGT will be a free service. We hope that we will find ways to ensure that this free will continue thereafter, also. We can't guarantee this.