VAT e-file spreadsheet

“I need to comply with HMRC's Making Tax Digital, but don't want to switch from using excel. Now I don't have to."

Making Tax Digital - will it impact me?

Making Tax Digital for Business (MTDfB) is the government’s policy to move all business-related tax reporting online. From April 2019, this means that all businesses will be required to make, preserve, and then submit the existing VAT records electronically. 


What do I need to do?


To meet the submission obligation HMRC will require you to connect to HMRC’s systems using a recognised application programming interface (API). Which is where we can help.


Keeping things simple


To bridge the gap between any spreadsheet based VAT return and HMRC, PwC has developed an excel based tool that enables you to submit your return in spreadsheet format direct to the HMRC API. 


How does it work?

When it comes to helping our clients to comply with Making Tax Digital, our preference is to keep things simple. Experience tells us that like most accountants, business owners rely heavily on spreadsheets rather than their accounting software to calculate their VAT returns. 
So we've built a simple API connector that allows you submit your UK VAT return direct to HMRC using a spreadsheet. That's not to say that your accounting software can't do the same job, it's just that spreadsheets are so much simpler to use.
For a small annual fee, we'll provide you with access to your very own PwC excel e-file. From there all you need to do is simply link the cells from your own spreadsheet to the PwC excel e-file, select submit return, and you're done. It really is that easy.

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Why VAT e-file?

Built in excel so you won’t need access to any other software or portals.
No need to upload or expose your VAT data to any other interface.
Reviewed by Microsoft, and one of the first to be recognised for use by HMRC.

How do I get started?

PwC's VAT e-file solution is available to any unrestricted UK business*.  To access please click the enquire button and our team will contact you ASAP to set things up. 
Once processed we will send you a link to download your personal VAT e-file spreadsheet.
*Only SEC registered entities that we have an audit relationship with are restricted from using our solution.

How much does it cost?

Per VAT Registration Number - Per Annum

£90 + VAT

Submit all returns for a single VAT Registration Number (VRN) with our annual package. Peace of mind, and no fuss, at the click of a button.

Per VAT Registration Number - 2 Year Term

£150 +VAT

Fail to plan, plan to fail. That's not a problem you'll have to worry about with our two year plan. For a minimal fee you can rest easy in the knowledge that your business has a compliant and secure system in place for submitting your VAT returns.

Per VAT Registration Number - 3 Year Term

£200 +VAT

If you love a spreadsheet then our three year option is certainly the right option for you. Knock yourself out with complicated macros safe in the knowledge that your efforts will be rewarded when you submit your returns through our VAT e-file API.


Special offers

First year subscriptions signed up before the end of June 2019 will last until the end of June 2020.
Volume based discounts are available where you manage more than 10 VAT Registration Numbers – please contact us to access these discounts.
Other discounts may be available where these have been agreed with your professional or trade bodies.

Free for registered charities. 

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Agent offers

Please note: Prices for Agents differ from those listed above - please contact us for more details.


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