Does HMRC offer Making Tax Digital software? 

No, HMRC will not be developing any Making Tax Digital software directly. Instead, they provide an Application Programming Interface (API) that allows software developers, such as IRIS, to create MTD compatible solutions for accountants.

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How do you find the right MTD software? 

MTD-compatible software refers to a system capable of seamlessly integrating with HMRC, empowering accountants to send direct updates.  

However, seek not only a vendor which makes compatible software but also offers key features such as: 

  • Cloud
  • Automation
  • Visibility

The benefits of MTD software  

With Making Tax Digital software, maintaining digital records helps facilitate real-time financial insight. This empowers you to assist clients in making well-informed business decisions throughout the year. Other key benefits include:

  • Accurate tax payments 

    Automation in accounting systems reduces errors caused by human mistakes, such as miscalculations or typos.

    Cloud-based collaboration and document sharing also simplify the identification and correction of errors, allowing your team to resolve issues quickly.

  • Environmental responsibility 

    Moving processes online and reducing reliance on paper receipts and invoices contributes to lower paper usage, aligning your firm with better environmental values.

  • Future-ready compliance 

    The right digital tax software automates compliance through regular updates, ensuring you stay up-to-date with the latest legislation and accounting requirements without the need for manual adjustments.

  • Accessible anytime, anywhere 

    Cloud-based accounting software enables flexible work arrangements.

    Connected to the internet, you and your team can collaborate seamlessly from any location, at any time.

  • Effortless digital record-keeping 

    Making Tax Digital software securely stores VAT and tax records digitally, eliminating the need for physical storage space and disorganised filing cabinets.

    Retrieving documents is a simple click or search away, ensuring rapid access when required.

  • Competitive advantage

    Digital accounting software provides essential support to expand your business, offer diverse services to clients and stay informed about regulatory changes.

    With increased agility and time to focus on revenue growth, digital accounting software becomes a strategic asset in achieving your business objectives.

Featured Guide

Making MTD Simple (M-MTD-S): the all-in-one guide for Making Tax Digital

Making Tax Digital can often seem like an ever-evolving beast, thrusting added responsibility onto already time-poor accountants. Our handy new guide draws on our 45 years of accountancy experience, covering everything you need to know about the MTD journey. 

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Find the best MTD software! 

At IRIS, we know that you want to focus on the value-added work that matters. To do so, you need time. The problem is, factors such as MTD can require a lot of resources and commitment.

However, with IRIS, we give you the tools you need to embrace MTD with the least possible resource demand, maximising efficiency gains.

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