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Online VAT software you can depend on

Take the hassle out of your next return

Whether you’re choosing a rate, setting how often to apply VAT, running reports, or submitting returns, it’s easy with MTD and VAT-compliant software for small businesses. Make sure you’re compliant before time runs out.

 

See how much VAT you owe

As you buy, sell and create VAT returns online, Sage provides a monthly snapshot of your current position and a record of previous VAT submissions.

Submit VAT returns to HMRC with ease

Sage Accounting is built to simplify even the most complex VAT returns and help you stay compliant with Making Tax Digital. We do all the calculating for you. So, all you need to do is push a button and watch your VAT return be submitted directly to HMRC.

Select the right VAT rate

Sage Accounting supports many different VAT rates, including Cash Accounting, Flat Rate and Annual, putting you in control of VAT collected and paid.

Keep a digital paper trail

When you use Sage Accounting software, all VAT actions and activities are recorded digitally, that integrates with your wider banking and accounting.

Buying and selling after Brexit?

No matter what form Brexit takes, Sage Accounting can handle trade to and from Northern Ireland, Europe and further afield. Our software automatically removes VAT for sales in the EU and the rest of the world, and can produce HMRC-ready reports if you need them.

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Accounting

Start

FREE for 3 months
£12
£0.00 + VAT/mo*
You save £36.00
  • 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

FREE for 3 months
£26
£0.00 + VAT/mo
You save £78.00
  • 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, 3 months free(2)
Accounting

Plus

FREE for 3 months
£33
£0.00 + VAT/mo
You save £99.00
  • 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, 3 months free(2)
  • Multi-currency banking and invoicing
  • Manage inventory
*Get 3 months free, then £12/£26/£33 + VAT/mo (tier depending). Terms and conditions apply.
(1) Starting at 5 employees from £0.00 (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 3 months. Subject to fair usage policy. Standard and Plus tiers only.

FAQs

Sage runs a number of HMRC-friendly reports so you have everything important in one place, ready if needed. As well as seeing a running total of VAT for sales and purchases, you can also submit your VAT report with just a click of a button. This takes you through to your password and login to complete your return.

To check a VAT return online you’ll need to sign in to your HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) online account. This allows you to to also view your VAT account and access other online VAT services.

If you want to check whether if a VAT registration number (VRN) is valid, or if you've forgotten yours call the HMRC VAT Helpline, or use the online VAT Information Exchange System (VIES) run by the European Commission.

Thanks to Making Tax Digital, businesses can submit a VAT Return to HMRC every month. This makes things much easier. You will have to submit a final VAT Return if you cancel your VAT registration.

You will need to buy or acquire software that is compatible with HMRC's Making Tax Digital rules. Making Tax Digital for VAT became mandatory for most businesses in the UK in April 2019. From that point HMRC no longer provided online tools for digital submission of VAT Returns. Instead, submissions must be made through commercial software, like Sage Accounting.

Bridging Software helps make sense of more complicated VAT arrangements by taking your spreadsheets and making them comply with HMRC’s new Making Tax Digital rules.

You need to register for VAT online if your turnover is greater than £85k per year. Accounting supports the most common VAT schemes - Standard, Cash-based, Flat Rate, and Flat Rate Cash-based.

Yes. The government implemented a new reduced rate of VAT in 15 July 2020 of 5%. The revised reduced rate of 12.5% is valid from 1 October 2021 to 31 March 2022. Sage Accounting has an easy-to-use option to process and calculate the new 12.5% reduced rate of VAT when creating sales invoices and recording purchase invoices. Just remember to check the date of your purchasing invoices in order to process the correct rate.

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.

QuoteOnSite

Optimised quote management

QuoteOnSite's allows you to create, send and track detailed and professional proposals that are automatically converted to invoices in Sage Accounting.

Tradify

Fast and easy job management app

Tradify streamlines and automates your job tracking, from enquiry to payment. Reduce admin hours in scheduling, payroll, CIS and more.

“It took me up to 2 days to do a quarterly return. Now it takes me up to 6 hours”

Bruce Coates
Transverica

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