Why Free MTD for VAT Software Isn’t Worth It

Date Published: October 15, 2019

Category: MTD for VAT, Making Tax Digital

Free MTD for VAT software is everywhere online at the moment, but what does free actually mean? We take a look at some of the reasons free doesn’t always mean the best value.


Our customers have been full of praises for BTCHub, our MTD for VAT software. Contrast that with reports of free software that becomes billable, that isn’t intuitive, or that looks like ‘just the thing’ but fails when it comes to filing important returns, and you start to understand why it’s worth paying for software that’s been designed to be the best.

BTCHub has over 2,300 users now signed up to use the software for their VAT returns. With the first quarterly returns being submitted in August, now is a great time to review your software and decide if free is the best choice for your business or practice.

Why Choose BTCHub?

One major drawback of free MTD for VAT software is a lack of support. When you are submitting returns on a deadline you want to be certain that any issues can be resolved with minimum fuss. With BTCHub we include access to our UK-based support team on the phone at no additional cost. This means you can be confident in BTCHub and the service we provide.

The August 7th deadline was the first quarterly return date for most stagger one quarterly VAT-registered businesses. Our support team handled 114 calls regarding Making Tax Digital and BTCHub in the week leading up to August 7th and each ticket was resolved within 2.5 hours. Compared to free of charge MTD for VAT software which often only has email support, it is clear why BTCHub is true value for money. When you’re on a deadline, we are able to respond quickly and resolve any issues efficiently, making your life easier and less stressful.

Another great reason to choose BTCHub is our updates. Free software isn’t always updated with new tax details quickly, and you need to know that your software is up-to-date and fully compliant. With BTCHub, our teams keep an eye on HMRC tax developments and ensure the software is current and updated.

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Our friendly consultants are available on 0345 241 5030 or you can email them at sales@btcsoftware.co.uk to talk about BTCHub, whether you’re already our customer or looking at BTCSoftware Solutions for the first time.

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