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Integrate with HMRC Making Tax Digital platform

arussell shared this idea 10 months ago
Under Consideration

In April 2019, the UK Government will require all VAT-registered businesses to file VAT returns digitally from their billing software, under a scheme called Making Tax Digital (MTD).

Manual tax returns are no longer going to be permitted -- this must come straight from each business's billing/accounting software.

From https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/making-tax-digital/overview-of-making-tax-digital :

"VAT-registered businesses with a taxable turnover above the VAT threshold are required to use the Making Tax Digital service to keep records digitally and use software to submit their VAT returns from 1 April 2019."

Comments (3)


Hi there,

Thanks for your suggestion.

Generally we would expect this kind of reporting to be submitted via an accounting package such as Quickbooks or Xero, however it's certainly something we can consider.

Do you have any more information on the technical requirements? I had a good search of the link you provided but wasn't able to locate that information.


Hi John,

HMRC have a developer hub here with documentation on the APIs: https://developer.service.hmrc.gov.uk/api-documentation/docs/mtd

Further investigation shows that there may be some issues doing this from WHMCS, as expenses need to be factored into these calculations, which is probably out-of-scope for WHMCS.


Thanks for that link, we shall take a look.