Now that MTD seems to be in full swing and we have 650,000 Customers signed up with 10,000 more per day signing up not to mention Accountants getting their heads around the ASA etc etc . I wondered what you might do in my circumstances. I am finding the process of doing my own VAT through MTD longer than the old method and I would say, with not being totally used to the software after using the old system for 25 years , with higher risk of error. Having never used a spreadsheet simnply because I was not forced too so thats not an option but using a mix of manual and computer records I have for 25 years safely and accurately completed my VAT return in the way I know best and in the interest of HMRC. Now I feel trapped in MTD unable to delegate my work to other staff , unable to control my debtors easily without me taking extra time , costs are much higher now than under the old system. Its made me think about many comments on Aweb from some who are clearly dealing with a certain type of client tech savvy or with staff who are on hand to help with MTD. We will then have another group who might be the smallest of business entities older , lacking in IT skills just above the VAT threshold who are really being put to a lot of trouble. Question : is their anyway out of MTD for those who joined up but through no fault of their own should have applied for exemption but would not have known they needed to be exempt until they tried ?