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Tax software for small businesses

Comply with HMRC - MTD software

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

Compliance with Making Tax Digital for VAT returns

Sage works closely with HMRC to ensure our tax return software is compliant 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.

Protect your business from tax audits

Failing to file tax returns on time can result in significant fines or financial audits. Using innovative cloud accounting technology, get ready for a self-assessment or a tax return and collaborate with your accountant before submitting to HMRC.

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Take back control of your business finances

Manage cash flow, eliminate admin and get ready for a tax submission–it's easy!

Discover Accounting

Add-ons built for small businesses working with accountants

With the help of your accountant, sort corporation tax (returns to HMRC) and Final Accounts (returns to the Companies House). All accessed via Sage for Accountants, for Accountants and Bookkeepers only.

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Plans to support you and your business

Get 50% off for 3 months

Get full access to your product, and upgrade or cancel at any time. No long-term contracts, commitments or hidden fees.

Accounting

Start

50% off for 3 months
£12
£6.00 +VAT/mo*
You save £18.00
  • Create and send sales invoices
  • Track what you're owed
  • Automatic bank reconciliation
  • Calculate and submit VAT
  • Be Making Tax Digital Ready for VAT
  • Supports one user
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Accounting

Standard

50% off for 3 months
£26
£13.00 +VAT/mo
You save £39.00
  • Create and send sales invoices
  • Track what you're owed
  • Automatic bank reconciliation
  • Calculate and submit VAT
  • Be Making Tax Digital Ready for VAT
  • Supports unlimited users
  • Manage and submit CIS
  • Run advanced reports
  • Send quotes and estimates
  • Forecast cash flow
  • Manage purchase invoices
  • Snap receipts with AutoEntry, 2 months free(2)
Accounting

Plus

50% off for 3 months
£33
£16.50 +VAT/mo
You save £49.50
  • Create and send sales invoices
  • Track what you're owed
  • Automatic bank reconciliation
  • Calculate and submit VAT
  • Be Making Tax Digital Ready for VAT
  • Supports unlimited users
  • Manage and submit CIS
  • Run advanced reports
  • Send quotes and estimates
  • Forecast cash flow
  • Manage purchase invoices
  • Snap receipts with AutoEntry, 2 months free(2)
  • Multi-currency banking and invoicing
  • Manage inventory

*Get 50% off for 3 months, then £12/£26/£33 + VAT/mo (tier depending). Terms and conditions apply.
(1) Starting at 5 employees from £3.50 (offer price) per month + VAT with the option to add employee tiers for up to 100 employees. RRP from £7 + VAT per month (after offer).
(2) Snap and upload data from unlimited receipts, invoices and supplier statements with AutoEntry, free for your first 2 months. Subject to fair usage policy. Standard and Plus tiers only.

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 £12+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, bringing you more tools that help you get the job done.

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 KPI’s, 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.

"With my bank connected to Sage Accounting I am in control of business performance, and I know where to focus my attention."

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