Making Tax Digital - VAT - Bridge
Please try and minimise the data you upload to us. Please see
Just The Numbers for
As initially designed, we were just expecting short and simple
spreadsheets which were quick to process and and quick to upload. The
actual use has been quite large and complex spreadsheets with a lot more
information in them than is required. Here are some reasons to minimise
your data :
- GDPR - you shouldn't really be transferring your customer's
details to third parties. If your spreadhseet includes typical
VAT data e.g. customer names, invoice numbers, amounts etc.
this data is sensitive and shouldn't be passed to anybody.
- Smaller data means less chance of calculation errors. We
have had some spreadsheets that have been quite a few pence off
due to rounding erros. If there are 10000 calculations to get
to your final numbers then there are 10000 possible rounding
- Some spreadsheet configuration options are not fully
supported by our libraries and these options can affect the
processing time and the actual calculated values. Simpler
configurations means greater accuracy and consequently less time
wasted trying to find obscure rounding errors etc.