Tech Lowdown: Fintech roadshow, MTD toolkit and VAT

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Welcome to our weekly round-up of the latest news and updates from the accounting tech world. 

This week, Tech Lowdown features Capitalise’s Future of Fintech roadshow, Sage’s free MTD toolkits and the addition of new features to Pandle.

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Capitalise announces Future of Fintech roadshow

Capitalise will explore new finance solutions and their impact on the role of the accountant in the  Future of Fintech roadshow.

The UK roadshow will examine how accountants are currently dealing with the variety of financial solutions deriving from a multitude of sources.

Various industry leaders, members of regulatory bodies, leading accounting professionals and members of the community throughout the UK will participate in the roadshow, which will take place in different locations around the UK, including London, Manchester and Liverpool.

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Sage free marketing toolkit and practice pack for MTD

As part of the recent launch of its Accountant & Bookeeper Hub, a collection of resources such as news, advice and support, Sage has released a free marketing toolkit and practice pack for MTD.

The MTD practice pack contains resources and advice to help accountants build an action plan, including an on-demand webinar, an MTD timeline and an Excel template to help segment the accountants’ client base for MTD.

A second toolkit contains marketing materials to help accountants communicate MTD to their clients, including co-brandable and editable email templates based on different client types, a guide for small businesses, an explainer video and client packs for events and webinars.

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New VAT, direct costs and pension contribution features on Pandle

Following user feedback, Pandle has introduced three new feature releases.

The first of these additions has been a reduced rate VAT code, which aims to make it easier to enter bank transactions with reduced VAT, such as children’s car seats, sanitary products or home renovation costs.

VAT return

The company has also announced a new direct costs feature that gives users the ability to select whether an expense category is a direct cost of sale or not, increasing visibility on their profit and loss report.

Additionally, following the recent changes to auto enrolment, Pandle has improved their wages adjustment tool by adding a pensions contributions option, which aims to save time to accountants by allowing users with pensions to fully complete their wage adjustments themselves.

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