MTD VAT Bureau

Making Tax Digital (MTD) – your VAT made easy

After much fanfare from Government, from March 2021 all VAT registrations must use a fully MTD compliant system for preparing and submitting their VAT returns. It may look daunting, but it needn’t be. You just need to make sure you have the right support, processes and software in place.

This final phase of MTD means you can’t ‘copy & paste’ from one system to another: you must have a fully digital journey.

You will want a safe, simple and cost-effective solution where your accounting software doesn’t include a built-in filer. Our MTD bureau is ideal if you’re still using spreadsheets and need to transition smoothly to a digital solution.

Our hosted bureau is a super-flexible portal that handles your VAT return build-up and filing within a digital wrapper so the whole thing is digital ‘nose-to-tail’.

Who would benefit from MTD VAT Bureau?


Charities or for partial exemption where adjustments are needed


Non-UK organisations using spreadsheets to isolate UK transactions


Companies or VAT Groups using bespoke software without a built-in MTD tool

Our Service

You can choose how much of the return process is handled by AVS, the three key elements being:

1. Entering your data to create a draft return
2. Reviewing your return process to the approval stage, and
3. Authorising submission of your return.

You will receive a gold-standard service, which will leave your system as unchanged as possible, with your documents within the MTD wrapper tailored to look the same as before. After all, keeping it simple, avoids confusion and helps to prevent mistakes.

Call our experts today on +44(0)1438 716 176 if you need help.

What our clients say:

“I worked with Melanie Lord on a complex VAT issue for a mutual client. Her ability to take difficult and technical issues and explain them in a way which the clients (and even their simple lawyer!) could understand was outstanding. She very quickly grasped what the clients were trying to achieve commercially and worked tenaciously to come up with a solution that worked. Melanie is, in addition, an absolute pleasure to work with.”
Derek Rodgers, Managing Partner, Gardner Leader Solicitors

Call us now on +44 (0) 1438 716 176

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