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Welcome to mtdvatbridge.uk

What is mtdvatbridge.uk

From the 1st April 2019, all VAT registered businesses with a turnover greater than the VAT threshold must keep their VAT records electronically. VAT returns must also be electronic and HMRC do not allow manual copying of the return data to HMRC's systems. All transfers from your electronic VAT records must be electronic.

Having to electronically transfer the data is problematical for spreadsheets and in house systems. mtdvatbridge.uk can be used to submit your VAT returns electronically if you are using a spreadsheet or an in house developed system. mtdvatbridge.uk is exactly that - it forms an electronic bridge between your spreadsheet/system and HMRC's system allowing you to upload your return data without having to manually copy it.

mtdvatbridge.uk accepts spreadsheet data, CSV formatted data and also plain text formatted interchange data. Once you have your spreadsheet prepared, it is a simple task to upload it to mtdvatbridge.uk and make the return.

See the About Page for further information.

Why Use mtdvatbridge.uk ?

mtdvatbridge.uk allows you to continue using your existing system to make your VAT returns. You do not need to go out and buy a new accounting package or pay a monthly subscription for an accounting app.

The VAT returns must also be filed electronically and there must be no manual copying of data between forms.
Latest News
2019-11-04
HMRC May have issued letters incorrectly
We received the following from HMRC. We are not aware of any issues affecting our customers but if you have a letter you may need to check.
We have been advised that some 'VAT notice of assessment of tax' letters recently sent to Making Tax Digital customers, were issued in error.
If the business has already submitted the VAT return in question and paid the tax due/received its repayment, they can ignore this letter. Customers can check their position using 'HMRC online services', and agents can check this on their clients' behalf by using the 'Manage your client's details' service.
Apologies for any inconvenience this may have caused. The live service issues page will be updated to include this information.
2019-11-01
Failure to Brexit means no update to service
API changes expected and planned for in the event of Brexit on 31st October 2019 have been delayed. We are still awaiting confirmation of the changes that we will need to make in the event of any form of Brexit. When we know what is happening we will update this news channel.
2019-10-18
HMRC Re-enable older versions of TLS...
Today we got this:-
"We have temporarily re-enabled support for TLS version 1.0 and 1.1 in our Developer Sandbox due to unexpected network behaviour"
from HMRC. It won't affect running of the site.
2019-10-16
New Documentation Added
Some sample spreadsheets to the 'How To Use Menu' . It may be easier to look at those than make sense of the other documentation.
Jump directly to the Sample Page
2019-10-15
HMRC Remove TLS < 1.2 from Sandbox
"Further to our mail dated 2/10/19 we are pleased to confirm that support for TLS 1.0 and 1.1 has been withdrawn from our Developer Sandbox at https://test-api.service.hmrc.gov.uk . All submissions to the Sandbox must now use TLS 1.2 or higher.".
mtdvatbridge.uk is compatible with the change and continues to work.
HMRC will provide details of the date this change will be made to the live service in the near future.