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Tax & Accounting04 February, 2019

Supporting your clients who file their own VAT returns in Making Tax Digital

Making Tax Digital (MTD) for VAT is live. You are officially operating in what HMRC aims to be the most effective tax system in the world. The good news is that there is a tool for VAT filing, already live and available to sign up for. CCH OneClick delivers an end-to-end VAT filing tool for you and now for your clients.

We have worked closely with our customers to understand their current VAT processes and ensure these can be maintained as closely as possible with the transition to MTD. Our MTD toolset was developed with this goal in mind. CCH OneClick allows practices to continue to use their spreadsheets by providing the bridging software needed to submit in a compliant manner.

It also allows advisors to continue to submit and monitor returns on behalf of their clients if this is a process they use today. This gives practices the opportunity to offer new services. Validating and filing VAT returns for your clients who have been reliant on HMRC’s online interface is one opportunity for new revenue.

That said, some clients and advisors might not select this route as they transition. Practices might not have the capacity to take on the VAT submissions for clients and clients may prefer to prepare and submit VAT returns themselves. Are clients left to buy the necessary software or are practices left with no option but to take on the extra work they can’t afford?

We’re delighted to announce that the same VAT filing solution already available to advisors in CCH OneClick will now be available to your clients via the Client Workspace, providing:

  • A simple, robust solution that will allow your clients to carry on using existing spreadsheets and processes with minimal disruption.
  • A white-labelled interface that can be personalised with your practice’s branding.
  • Direct access to your client’s Digital VAT Account to monitor submissions and check liabilities and any payments that have been made.
  • Secure storage of your clients’ uploaded VAT spreadsheets.

Find out how you can sign up for CCH OneClick by emailing [email protected]

We’re experts in providing information, software and services to tax executives who work in complex, compliance-driven environments.  Our innovative and mobile technology provides the information that tax, accounting and audit professionals need to make accurate decisions, comply with legislation and to increase the efficiency of their operations. We support our customers by offering expertise from our in-house team of finance professionals, ex-accountants and developers.
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