One solution for your Making Tax Digital compliance

How To Install

Submit your VAT return using Excel

VitalTax makes it easy to submit your VAT return without having to leave Excel. Simply select the desired cells in your spreadsheet and the application can import their values into the relevant box on your VAT return.

With just one click of a button, your VAT return is sent to HMRC via the Making Tax Digital Application Programming Interface (API).

What’s more, you don’t need to have a particular data format or spreadsheet template to use VitalTax, as it can be used with any user-defined Excel spreadsheet.


Be in control of your data

VitalTax also provides information about historical VAT returns, allowing you to review the details of any VAT return you have submitted.

Want to check your VAT liabilities and payments without leaving Excel? No problem. VitalTax gets all of your VAT information directly from HMRC, putting you in control of your data.

How to start?

Install VitalTax from within Excel. Please follow this installation video.  Open VitalTax in your spreadsheet, create VitalTax account and grant authority to interact with HMRC on your behalf. The demo  video will give you a detailed overview of what you need to do to submit your first VAT return.

Easy to use

Get the VitalTax Add-in for Excel from the Microsoft Office Store. VitalTax supports Microsoft Excel 2013 and later versions for Windows, Excel 2016 and later versions for Mac, Office 365, Office Online and Excel for the iPad. So whatever platform your business uses, VitalTax is here to help.

All spreadsheets are welcome

Use VitalTax to submit VAT return from any Excel spreadsheet. No specific template is required and you can follow your current VAT calculation approach. When you are ready to submit VAT return simply select the desired cells in your spreadsheet and VitalTax can import their values into the relevant box on your VAT return.

You can also export VAT return from your current accounting solution and use VitalTax to submit it via MTD gateway. We currently support VAT spreadsheet templates from DIY Accounting, QuickBooks, Sage 50, Sage Instant and VT. Please contact us if you want to add another template to this list.

Submit DIY VAT Accounting Return
Submit Sage 50 Accounting Return
Submit VT Accounting Return


Set up your company details and start submitting VAT returns

First submission FREE

Taxpayer Demo


Submit VAT returns for each business from a single account

First submission FREE

Multi-Business Demo


Retrieve VAT data and submit VAT returns for your clients

First submission FREE

Agent Demo

Annual licence prices

The licence price depends on the number of businesses you would like to add to your VitalTax account. An unlimited licence allows you to submit VAT returns for an unlimited number of businesses.

All prices are annual and exclude VAT.

Business QuantityLicence Price
Business QuantityLicence Price

What is MTD?

Making Tax Digital (MTD) is HMRC’s vision to digitalise the UK’s tax system. The first stage of MTD focuses on VAT. All businesses with a turnover above the VAT registration threshold are required to keep digital records and submit VAT returns electronically through MTD compliant software.


Digital Records

Businesses are required to keep their accounting records digitally in accounting software or spreadsheets.

Digital Link

VAT submissions must be made via HMRC’s Making Tax Digital API. Bridging software can provide a digital link to data within a spreadsheet.

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