Initially I developed a Making Tax Digital for VAT compliant excel bridging tool for a client.
Once my client had successfully filed their VAT return, I thought I should make this tool available to others on this website.
That was a while ago now and since then, many clients have used my excel bridging tool successfully.
That said, some clients have had various system settings my orignal bridging tool had not been built to accomodate. For example, clients on the continent will have system settings that use a comma as a decimal place indicator - and unsurprisingly HMRC will not accept submissions sent in this number format. Consequently, I've worked closely with a number of clients to ensure they are able to submit successfully and in so doing I have been able to continually improve the bridging tool in an number of ways to make it ever more resilient.
So I continue to offer a free Sandbox excel bridging tool which connects to HMRC's sandbox environment which you can test on your computer. And if that works I also offer a number of Production excel bridging tools with which you can file your VAT Returns to HMRC either as a business or an agent.
As part of this journey I have also discovered there is a need to verify VAT numbers, so I also provide a free online VAT Number verification utility here. If you are interested in a bulk validation solution in excel, this is in my development roadmap. If you require it sooner rather than later, get in touch and I can bring this development forward.
I hope you find the tools useful and if you have any questions or feedback, please contact me.