IRIS sees increasing momentum for the HMRC MTD pilot
IRIS Accountancy Solutions is seeing an increase in momentum for the HMRC Making Tax Digital (MTD) pilot as requests for IRIS VAT Filer increase to over 100 per week. Since the VAT Filer launch at IRIS World London on 9th October, the UK’s leading accountancy software provider has received over 400 requests for its ‘bridging software’ which can only be used if accountancy practices have registered for the HMRC MTD pilot. IRIS has also seen an increase demand for its KashFlow and IRIS Snap products which also streamline MTD compliance. Nick Gregory, Chief Product and Marketing officer for IRIS explains, “The number of requests for these products reflects the appetite from firms wanting to join the HMRC MTD pilot. It also shows accountancy professionals are talking to clients before the deadline to ensure they are prepared ahead of the new legislation.” Bridging software allows the required VAT values to be easily imported from various sources and submitted to HMRC for compliance with MTD. 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. As a result, keeping track of clients’ submissions, payments and any amounts outstanding is much more straightforward. VAT Filer is included in IRIS as part of the subscription. To help accountancy professionals through the process, IRIS has published a free guide, Making Tax Digital: Setup Guide for Agents. This highlights the information needed to set up an account and screen shots to show each step of the process. ENDS About IRIS Accountancy Solutions About IRIS Accountancy Solutions With over 21,000 customers and 83 of the top 100 UK accountancy practices using IRIS products and services, IRIS Accountancy Solutions exists to simplify the lives of accountants by making them more effective and more productive. Through its heritage of deep domain knowledge, breadth of product functionality and innovative use of technology, IRIS delivers best-in-class accountancy software solutions for use by every practice in the UK. Accountants trust IRIS to help guide them and their clients through the once-in-a-generation, political, legislative, economic and social disruption in the UK accountancy industry, enabling them to transform their practice, represent their interests to the UK Government and legislative bodies, and thrive in the new digital accountancy economy. Approximately 44% of all online submissions to HMRC and Companies House are made using IRIS software – the most efficient suite of integrated compliance, productivity and collaboration solutions for accountants to grow and evolve their practice. IRIS Software Group IRIS Software Group is the largest privately held software company in the UK and ranked at 227 in the Sunday Times Grant Thornton Top Track 250. It provides business-critical software and services for accountants, schools, SMEs, corporates and non-profit organisations. IRIS Software Group’s trusted solutions relieve the burden of compliance, while enabling productivity, facilitating collaboration and providing insight for UK organisations to connect and serve an increasingly new generation of customers. More than 650,000 SMEs and 21,000 UK accountancy firms use IRIS applications. Four million parents and guardians use IRIS apps to connect with their child’s school. 620,000 UK employees are managed by IRIS HR solutions and 2.3 million UK employees are paid by IRIS payroll solutions. They are managed under the leading Cascade, Contact Group, Earnie, IRIS, KashFlow, Keytime, ParentMail, PS Financials, PTP, Results Squared, School Asset Manager, Star and Taxfiler product brands. For more details visit iris.co.uk. or follow the brands on Twitter: @irisaccountants, @irispayroll, @kashflow, @keytime @CascadeHRMS, @PSFinancials, @ParentMail and @TaxfilerLtd.