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Manage your VAT returns online with reliable, intuitive VAT software

Whether you're choosing a rate, setting how often to apply VAT, running reports, or submitting returns, it's easy to set yourself up for success with our MTD and HMRC-compatible software for small businesses. Choose your rates, set how often to apply VAT, run reports and submit your VAT returns online in just a few clicks, and make sure your tax is in order before time runs out.

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VAT's not so bad when it's made easy

Submit your VAT return directly to HMRC. Run reports and submit your VAT returns online in just a few clicks.

VAT compliance

Choose your rates, set how often to apply VAT, run reports, submit your VAT returns and give your accountant access for even more confidence.

Don't let VAT eat into your cash

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.

Pay VAT not time

Pre-set your VAT rates to save time when creating invoices and processing payments. We do all the calculating for you. Just push a button to submit your VAT returns online to HMRC.

Use online VAT software to keep track of what 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 online to HMRC with ease

Sage VAT accounting software 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 to submit your VAT returns online and watch as they're submitted directly to HMRC.

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For small businesses working with suppliers, CIS, or with accrual accounting.
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For small businesses managing inventory or working in multiple currencies.
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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.

VAT accounting software 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, login to your HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) account. This allows you to view your full VAT account, including your VAT returns, 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.

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"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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