NJT VAT Return Manager (MTD)

(Bridging software for online filing of the MTD compliant VAT Returns to Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs)

Dashboard Form



The Dashboard is the main controlling form (Window) and is displayed when the workbook is opened. Subsequent forms are displayed using the buttons on the Dashboard. For example: Add a new Business record, display the Obligation Manager, Print or Save as a PDF document, Renew the Product Licence etc.

Certain buttons may be displayed or hidden depending on the condition of a VAT Return. Also the button description may change in particular circumstances. For example, the 'Submit to HMRC' button is displayed only when a VAT Return has been imported.
Additionally, certain background colours may change depending upon the status of a VAT Return.



Initial Setup
  1. Accept the software 'Terms of Use'
    1. Click on the 'Terms of Use' button.
    2. Read the Terms of Use and Privacy Notice.
    3. Click on the 'Accept' button.
  2. Add a Business record.
    1. Click on the 'Add' button.
    2. Then populate the VAT No, Business Name, Reference (Optional), set Status to 'Active', set HRMC Account Type to 'Agent' or 'Business'.
    3. Click on the 'Save' button.
  3. Grant Authority for 18-months.
    1. Click on the 'Grant Authority' button.
    2. A message will be displayed explaining the process.
    3. You will be re-directed to the HMRC website, via the Internet Explorer browser, and prompted to login then grant authority.
    4. Then close the browser and return to this software.
    5. A message will be displayed.
    6. Note: You may need to click on the Dashboard before the message can be displayed.
Normal VAT Return Cycle
  1. Add any new Business records where required (Agency Licences only).
  2. Select a Business from the 'Business Records' list (Agency Licences only).
  3. Retrieve Obligation (where not already retrieved).
    1. Click on the 'Retrieve Obligation' button.
    2. A new obligated VAT Return will be retrieved from HMRC.
    3. Note: 1 The VAT Return Status will be set to 'Open'.
      Note: 2 You can retrieve the obligation again, in case you circumstances have changed since the last retrieval. The current obligation will be updated)
  4. Import your prepared VAT Return from your chosen source.
    1. Click on the 'Import' button (The Import window will be displayed.
    2. Select the Import Type from the drop down list.
    3. Click on the 'Find VAT Return' button.
    4. Locate the desired file, via the browser, then click on the 'Open' button (The details will be validated).
    5. Click on the 'Save' button.
    6. Note: The VAT Return Status will be set to 'Draft' and the file location will be saved for the next time you import a VAT Return for this Business.
  5. Submit your VAT Return to HMRC.
    1. Make sure you tick the Declaration Box.
    2. Click on the 'Submit to HMRC' button.
    3. Note 1: When complete, the VAT Return Status will be set to 'Fulfilled' and the 'HMRC Receipt' Tab will be displayed.
      Note 2: This Routine also prompts you to retrieve your next obligation.
  6. Print VAT Return or save as a PDF file.
    1. Click on the 'Print or 'Save as PDF' button.
    2. Select 'Print or 'Save as PDF' from the Option buttons.
    3. Click on the 'Accept' button.
    4. Note: PDF documents are saved, by default, to the sub folder '\Recepits'). However, you may change the default folder location for each Business via the 'Change Folder' button.



MTD Dashboard Example 1



MTD Dashboard Example 2



MTD Dashboard Example 3