FREE Sandbox Bridging Tool

Code: XLVATi-PT-000

This workbook uses HMRC's sandbox APIs for MTD.

You can use this workbook to test you have the appropriate system specification and familiarise yourself with our Excel Bridging tool prior to making a purshase.


  1. Create a test user on HMRC's sandbox servers. HMRC's sandbox servers will return the following user details:
    • a test government gategway ID
    • an associated password
    • a Company (or a Client)
    • a VRN
  2. Grant authority for the workbook to access the created user's MTD sandbox account
  3. View the authorised user's sandbox obligations, liabilities and payments
  4. Select a VAT period to submit or retrieve from your obligations
  5. Use Excel formula to link your VAT Return to your underlying transactions and / or workings
  6. Submit a VAT Return to the sandbox
  7. Retrieve a fulfilled VAT Return from the sandbox
  8. Create a PDF copy of the VAT Return
  9. View the events log

Set Up:

After downloading the sandbox bridging tool, you will need to create a test user and then grant authority for the workbook to access HMRC's sandbox MTD accounts.

Press the 'Create User' button in the 'Overview' sheet and HMRC will return a test user's government gateway ID and associated password along with a test company and VRN. At this stage you can now proceed to grant authority. Here's a quick video on what 'granting authority' looks like.

After granting authority you can explore the sandbox bridging tool's fucntionality. This means you can view the created test user's Obligations, Liabilities and Payments. You can also submit practice VAT returns to HMRC's sandbox servers and retrieve submitted VAT returns.


Upon completing the checkout process (this product is FREE - so you will not be charged) you will be sent a confirmation email. Included within this email will be your personal download URL. You will be able to download your sandbox bridging tool from this URL.


If you have any questions, either pre or post purchase, please do ask.

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