I have recently purchased an excel bolt-on or bridging software which enables me to comply with the MTD VAT return submission requirement.
The bridging software works by linking and allocating the totals of an existing excel spreadsheet to the provider’s spreadsheet which contains boxes 1 to 9 aswell as company name and start and end dates for the quarter. Once the totals have been linked and allocated the return can be submitted (after April 1st 2019). This got me thinking, as some of my clients still prefer manual bookkeeping, would it would be possible to create a spreadsheet which solely contains just the necessary totals and company info for the quarter, without any workings or breakdowns, then link this to the provider’s spreadsheet and submit.
I have tested this by using a previous vat quarters totals onto a spreadsheet and linking it to the provider’s spreadsheet and no red flags presented themselves, I am not able to do I live submission yet.
Is there any reason as to why this method cannot be used?