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Bridging software remains compliant after the soft-landing period for Making Tax Digital for VAT ends in April 2021. The soft-landing period was extended to reduce the pressure of the Coronavirus pandemic on businesses, but at this time HMRC has not announced a further extension.

So, what do you need to know about compliance after the soft-landing period?

1.     Bridging software remains compliant

HMRC confirms that bridging software remains compliant after April 2021. That means that if you’re our customer, you will not have to look for alternative software to complete your VAT returns under Making Tax Digital rules.

2.     Bridging software saves your business money

BTCHub allows your business or clients to continue using your existing digital record-keeping solution, whether that’s bookkeeping software or Excel spreadsheets. The key rule for digital VAT returns is that the data is not intervened with manually between your records and the return submitted to HMRC. Bridging software provides that link without any need to invest in unnecessary upgrades to other systems.

3.     Digital links mean fewer errors

When you use bridging software to create the VAT return, you remove the risk of errors that could result in fines as you aren’t manually transferring any figures or data between systems. The digital records are pulled into the VAT return using BTCHub and then transferred directly to HMRC from our online portal.

4.     Cloud-based flexibility

As BTCHub is accessed via your browser, you can be confident that you will be able to complete Making Tax Digital VAT returns on-time – regardless of where you’re physically based. That means if you must work from home, you will always be able to meet those important filing deadlines.

5.     BTCHub for accountants supporting small businesses

For small businesses that must join MTD for VAT by April 2022, bridging software provides the ideal solution to help accountants sign them up early and ensure their processes are ready. You can minimise the cost of digitalisation to your clients with BTCHub and take advantage of the benefits without risking non-compliance after the soft-landing period ends.

New to bridging software?

BTCHub saves many businesses money every year on their Making Tax Digital for VAT returns. That makes it an affordable way to remain compliant after the soft-landing period ends, plus you get additional functionality such as links to many bookkeeping systems, an Excel template to kickstart digital record keeping and simple Group and consolidated VAT management.

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