Making Tax Digital

  • Making Tax Digital (MTD) is a government initiative to make it easier for businesses to get their tax right. As part of MTD, HMRC requires all VAT-registered businesses to keep records digitally and file their VAT Returns using software to help avoid errors.

  • Yes! Business Account and Business Credit customers can file their VAT Return using Cashplus’ Making Tax Digital tool in Online Banking at no extra fee.

  • Our VAT Returns tool is free for Business Account customers and Business Credit Customers.

  • Information on how to get VAT registered is available on the GOV.UK website

  • As part of your VAT Return submission, we extract the nine-box VAT Return figures from your spreadsheet and send those to HMRC with your approval. HMRC do not receive your spreadsheet.

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  • If you’re filing your VAT return through Cashplus Online Banking, we will ask you to sign in to your Government Gateway account and grant authority to Cashplus to interact with HMRC on your behalf. This will allow Cashplus to submit your VAT Return to HMRC at your request.

  • Our Cashplus VAT Return tool works with any version of Microsoft Excel that supports XLXS documents.

    You can use Numbers or Google Sheets to fill in your VAT Return spreadsheet but you need to make sure you save the file as an XLSX Excel document. You can choose the format when you go to save or export in non-Excel platforms.

  • No, we’ll already have your business details (business name and VAT number) when you grant Cashplus access to your HMRC account.

    Check out this step-by-step guide on filing your VAT Return through Cashplus Online Banking.

  • This tool is ideal for business owners who need to submit their VAT returns, particularly those who don't use accounting software or an accountant to help file their VAT returns. You need to have a Business Account or Business Credit Card to use the Cashplus VAT Returns tool - it's available in Online Banking at no extra cost.

    Businesses with a VAT turnover above £85,000 need to submit returns digitally via software. This is a requirement of the UK Government's Making Tax Digital scheme to help businesses get their tax right. All VAT registered businesses are required to follow Making Tax Digital for VAT rules (unless exempt).

  • If you have your VAT number, Government Gateway Login and your sales and purchases data spreadsheet ready, filing your VAT Return through Cashplus Online Banking should take around 10 minutes.

  • No, you cannot update your VAT return once it’s been submitted. If you need to correct your VAT return, please contact HMRC directly.

  • If you have a Business Account or Business Credit Card and you’re having issues with the VAT Returns tool in Online Banking, please contact our Customer Services team

    If the VAT Returns tool is working but you’re not sure how to use it, please refer to our step by step guide.

  • Cashplus has integrations with a range of bookkeeping and accounting software, including Quickbooks, Xero, FreeAgent and more. You can connect your Cashplus account through your accounting software provider. 

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