This has been mentioned on here before but we're going to highlight it again because rumours are clearly still rife...
In the past few days we have had two clients contact us with concerns that MTD for VAT bridging software (such as our own Easy MTD VAT) will soon become unsupported by HMRC.
We (as do HMRC) want to reassure people who still prepare their VAT using spreadsheets and therefore require bridging software, that they can continue doing so for the foreseeable future.
Here are quotes from HMRC about the topic:
MTD DEVELOPERS NEWSLETTER:
"While we welcome all of your assistance with raising MTD awareness we have also received a small number of complaints about some developer material suggesting that bridging products will be unsupported after 2020. This is incorrect, we have no plans to stop supporting bridging solutions."
DIRECT EMAIL IN REPLY TO A QUESTION ASKING IF BRIDGING SOFTWARE IS ONLY A TEMPORARY SOLUTION UNTIL APRIL 2020:
"We couldn't remove bridging products that quickly even if we wanted to. It would require giving business notice that they have to change the way they file."