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Registering for MTD VAT Returns

Written by Gordon Kinnear

Topics: Optimise News

For background information about Making Tax Digital (MTD) see our Simple Guide to Making Tax Digital for VAT.

For information on complying with Making Tax Digital (MTD) see our Optimise Users – Complying with Making Tax Digital for VAT.

Before you can start to submit VAT Returns through the Optimise program you need to register with HMRC to do so.

Pre-requisites to registering:-

(1) You need to be running Optimise program version 4.9.41 or higher.

(2) You need to have submitted your last VAT Return in the usual way for the following VAT periods:-

  • January to March 2019.
  • February to April 2019.
  • March to May 2019.

(3) Your “current” month in Optimise should be the last financial period in your next VAT quarter, i.e.

  • If your VAT Quarter runs April to June then you should be in your June period.
  • If your VAT Quarter runs May to July then you should be in your July period.
  • If your VAT Quarter runs June to August then you should be in your August period

Registering

You can register at HMRC’s website.

Alternatively, you can register through the Optimise program by choosing Accounts – Nominal – HMRC VAT (MTD) – from the main menu. Note: This will take you to the same web page and is no different to above.

For comprehensive help on the registration process you can download our walk-through Registration help file.

Once you have registered there is a one to two day wait for HMRC to confirm by email that you can now submit your returns through the Optimise program.

For information on submitting your VAT Return, see our Submitting Your VAT Return from the Optimise program. This also contains a link to a walk-through help file.

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