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Get ready for your tax return and stay MTD-ready, collaborate with your accountant more easily using Sage Accounting. Trusted by thousands of businesses and accountants in the UK.

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No more tax anxiety

Get peace of mind knowing that you are tax compliant, MTD-ready and know what you owe. Relax in the knowledge that you don't have any tax surprises looming.

MTD compliance

Sage has everything you need to comply with MTD rules and is compatible with HMRC requirements, including Self-Assessment.

Control your cash flow

Know how much VAT you owe or are owed with simple dashboard views and never be surprised by a huge tax bill you don't have the cash to pay.

Save time with automation

Pre-set your VAT rates to save time when creating invoices and processing payments.

Compliance with Making Tax Digital for VAT returns

Sage works closely with HMRC to ensure our tax return software is compatible with the latest legislation, including Making Tax Digital.

Maintain digital tax records

MTD tax legislation says companies must keep accurate, complete and readable tax records digitally. Tax software takes care of this for your business automatically.

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Accounting Start

For sole traders and limited companies.
per month / excl. 20% VAT*
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Accounting Standard

For small businesses working with suppliers, CIS, or with accrual accounting.
per month / excl. 20% VAT*
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Accounting Plus

For small businesses managing inventory or working in multiple currencies.
per month / excl. 20% VAT*
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*Get 3 months free, then £14/£28/£36 + VAT/mo (tier depending). Terms and conditions apply.
Add Payroll starting at 5 employees from £10.00 per month excl. VAT with the option to add up to 150 employees. Add additional employees in-product at £2.00 per month (Essentials), £4.00 per month (Standard) and £6.00 (Premium). Prices exclude VAT.

Tax return software FAQs

Tax return software helps individuals or businesses prepare for and file income, corporate and other tax returns, including VAT. Typically, it's faster and more accurate than using spreadsheets or paper-based processes. Tax software also helps business's comply with tax legislation in their jurisdiction.

Tax software works by enabling businesses to track all of their income, expenses, and sales in one place. This type of software also helps prevent common bookkeeping errors. It generates a report for the business owner or their accountant detailing potential liabilities. The business owner can then work with an accountant prior to filing a return online.

Spreadsheets are free to use, but they won't help businesses comply with tax legislation. Sage Accounting starts at £14+VAT per month. You can add additional features such as support for multi-currencies for an additional amount.
If your business is based in the United Kingdom, you may need software to file a tax return as part of the government's Making Tax Digital plans. You may also need this type of software if tax returns take up a significant amount of time each month or quarter as it will reduce admin and ensure accuracy.

Sage Marketplace

Get added functionality with our partner apps which integrate directly with Sage Accounting, giving you back more time to focus on your business.

AutoEntry

Remove the need for data entry

AutoEntry is an intelligent, cloud-based solution which eliminates bookkeeping data entry, so users never again have to type up invoices or receipts.

Satago

Get paid faster

Satago helps business owners and accountants get invoices paid faster and protect against credit risk.

Castaway

3–way modelling and forecasting

Castaway is a reporting and business modelling solution that allows you to budget, forecast, analyse KPIs, model scenarios and manage consolidations.

Stripe

Make it easier to get paid

No more chasing late payments – give your customers simple and easy ways to pay you directly from the invoices you send with our useful “Pay Now” buttons.

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