IRIS VAT Filer enables you to make VAT submissions to HMRC with ease and helps you comply with the upcoming Making Tax Digital (MTD) rules.

  • Quickly and easily import the required VAT values for submitting to HMRC for compliance with Making Tax Digital
  • Save time by eliminating the need for data entry - none is required
  • Pull client details directly from the central database 
  • Connect to HMRC to retrieve a client’s VAT submissions and obligations 


The Challenge

MTD requires records to be maintained digitally and for VAT figures to be submitted to HMRC via specialised APIs. But in some scenarios bookkeeping software is not a viable option. Under the new regulations, HMRC will not permit data being rekeyed from one product to another.

The HMRC online portal currently used for submitting VAT returns will not be MTD compliant. Therefore, it can not be used for businesses with a turnover above the VAT threshold. 

The Solution

What’s required to meet the challenge described above is ‘bridging software’ - something that can import values from various sources and submit them onto HMRC. IRIS VAT Filer does this for you, allowing quick and easy importing of the required VAT values to then be submitted onto HMRC for compliance with Making Tax Digital. 

Benefits of IRIS VAT Filer

IRIS VAT Filer automatically connects to HMRC and retrieves client data such as previous submissions made under MTD, current VAT obligations, liabilities due and payments already made, making it much easier for you to keep track of your clients’ submissions, payments and any amounts outstanding. 


Fully Integrated   

VAT submissions are easy and efficient thanks to integration with the IRIS central client database, saving you from having to recreate clients. IRIS Practice Management is also fully integrated allowing you to track progress of each VAT submission using Job Profiles. 


Quick and easy   

VAT submissions are quick and easy with IRIS OpenSpace enabling easy communication with clients and instant approval which is extremely important when approaching deadlines. 

Single, simple workflow  

IRIS VAT Filer allows you to view and track all VAT submissions across all clients in one place. VAT registered businesses with a turnover below the VAT threshold can also voluntary join MTD and be included in this simple process. 


IRIS OpenSpace helps you work closer and more intuitively with your clients. 
You can upload, store and approve documents online. It's in 'The Cloud' so it's always accessible from any location, 
and it's fully integrated into the IRIS Accountancy Suite making it quick and easy to use.
You can store as much as you like, for as long as you like. 
If you are a UK based accountancy business we will even give you 1GB of free storage to get you started.
Additional space can easily be purchased from as little as £5 per GB per month or get a 15% discount 
for an annual subscription to 10GB by clicking the web store link above.

IRIS VAT Filer provides instant solutions for:

  • Meeting the requirements and challenges posed by the new MTD rules
  • Easily importing and submitting VAT figures for your clients
  • Making VAT submissions easy and efficient
  • Cutting the need for data entry
  • Connecting with IRIS OpenSpace for easy communication with clients and instant approval
  • Tracking progress of each VAT submission using Job Profiles thanks to integration with IRIS Practice Management

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