Run and submit a VAT return

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You can submit your VAT Value Added Tax; A tax on the value added by a business to goods and services it provides. return direct to HMRC His Majesty's Revenue and Customs is a non-ministerial department of the UK Government responsible for the collection of taxes, the payment of some forms of state support, the administration of other regulatory regimes including the national minimum wage and the issuance of national insurance numbers. from IRIS KashFlow using the Making Tax Digital (MTD Making Tax Digital (MTD) is a UK government initiative that sets out to make tax administration more effective, more efficient and simpler for taxpayers. The first mandatory use of digital methods was for Value Added Tax, beginning in April 2019 for many businesses and organisations.) service.

You must have:

Connect IRIS KashFlow to your HMRC account

Once connected to HMRC, we will automatically retrieve your VAT return due dates (obligations) from HMRC. If there are no returns displayed, there is nothing to do at this point.

Once a return is available:

  1. Go to Taxes and select VAT.
  2. Use the More icon on the far right to choose to View Return Summary or View Return Details. At a later date, you can use this option to mark the return as paid. Find out more about viewing the return summary or details.

  3. Once you've checked the data and are happy to proceed, from the More icon on the right of the return, select Submit to HMRC.

    You cannot submit the return until the period has ended.

  4. The return is the marked as Submitted to HMRC and the registered contact email will receive notification that the submission has been sent.