File a VAT Return

…in 30 seconds

The VAT Software

trusted by 35,000+ UK Businesses

“Incredibly quick, efficient and cheap way for MTD VAT submissions!”

– Chris Wright

“Really easy to use; had my VAT return filed in no time at all.”

– missd112

Fantastic support and such an easy way to submit VAT Returns

– Simon Cordingley

File VAT Returns

with Making Tax Digital

Powerful. Simple. Awesome.
  • Submit your VAT Returns online
  • Get ready for Making Tax Digital in seconds
  • View past VAT returns, liabilities and payments
  • Complete your digital transaction history
  • MTD Bridging that’s fully compatible with legacy VAT software
    – including Sage, QuickBooks, Excel and more
  • VAT Software used by over 35,000+ UK Companies
An example VAT Return

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Save timeFile VAT Returns in seconds

Import VAT figures… Submit … Done. #GoFile makes filing VAT online fast, easy and stress-free.

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#GoFile runs in the cloud. So you can even file VAT from the beach your home office 😉

Save MoneyKeep costs minimal

We keep things simple. No fluff, no unnecessary ‘features’. Just simple software at a great price.

Keep your old softwareNo need to upgrade

Keep using your old software;
just submit VAT Returns with us – saving you money & time.

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Your VAT Returns are ultra encrypted with military-grade, multi-layer security.

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Need some help? Reach out! You’ll experience the best customer support in the business.

How to file a UK VAT Return online – with Making Tax Digital

(in 30 seconds or less)


#GoFile lets you keep your old accounting software, and simply submit your VAT returns using our service. At the end of each VAT period, simply log in, import your figures, and click submit.

There’s nothing to install, no complex user interface, just a simple VAT return form that lets you submit returns with Making Tax Digital.

And that’s it. Simple.

We’ll handle the Making Tax Digital side of things, so you can keep using your old software. You won’t need to migrate to new software, learn a new platform, or move your clients to a new system.


Happy Companies

VAT Returns Submitted

£bn VAT Processed


4 & 5 Star Reviews

VAT Return Software that simply works

(and doesn’t cost much, either)

  • HMRC Recognised – MTD Ready
  • No commitment – cancel anytime
  • Free to register & get started
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Includes 90 days’ free submissions

  • View Past VAT Returns
  • View Current Obligations
  • View Current Liabilities
  • View Payment History
  • Integrate with HMRC’s MTD Service
  • Test all features of the software for free
  • No obligation to use paid edition
  • Full support from our dedicated team
  • Includes 90 days Online VAT Returns – FREE
  • Simply upgrade to file after 90 days

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For Individuals & Companies

£34.95 +VAT

per company
per year

  • Simple 9-box VAT Return Filings
  • Covers all MTD VAT Returns for a full year
  • Works with *all* UK VAT Schemes
  • Import and submit VAT Returns from any bookkeeping software – even your own spreadsheets
  • Suitable for all company types, including Sole Traders, Companies, LLPs & Charities
  • Full support from our dedicated team

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For Agents & Accountants

From £2.95 +VAT

per month

  • Flexible tiered pricing [see plans]
  • Save up to 80% on standard rates
  • Manage unlimited companies from a single login
  • Price includes all Making Tax Digital VAT Returns for a full year
  • Compatible with commercial software like Sage, as well as normal spreadsheets
  • Receive priority support from your accounts manager

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I have a question!

Does this software work with Sage / my commercial bookkeeping software?

Yes… you can use #GoFile alongside most bookkeeping software, including Sage 50, Sage 200, Sage Instant, and most other Sage packages, as well as Money, Quickbooks, TASBooks, and most other third party bookkeeping software and spreadsheets, including Excel.

You do not usually need to upgrade your version of Sage, or change your accounting software.

All you’ll need is to export your VAT Return from your existing software. #GoFile is already compatible with Sage VAT Returns, and will allow you to submit them to HMRC, with no additional work or changes.

If you have a question about a specific file format or accounting package, please register for an account, and contact support to confirm compatibility with your specific software.

Does this work with Excel / Apple Numbers / Google Sheets / my own spreadsheets?

Yes, #GoFile works with all bookkeeping software, including your own spreadsheets.

If you record your VAT transactions in a spreadsheet, this will be fine. You’ll just need to export your VAT Return for submission through #GoFile.

Once you’ve registered, please see the video tutorials and example spreadsheets in the How To : Tutorials section – for a simple 3-step process on how to integrate #GoFile with your spreadsheet.

I don't have bookeeping software - I do our books the old fashioned way with pen & paper. Can we use your system?

With Making Tax Digital, one requirement is that you will need to keep a digital record of your transactions. It is no longer acceptable to use paper records to calculate your VAT Return.

As such you will need bookkeeping software of some kind, in order to keep your records in the required format.

If you need software, we do provide example spreadsheets, and you can easily tailor these to your requirements if needed. This will enable you to keep your transaction history in the accepted digital format, and file your VAT Returns through #GoFile.

Alternatively, if you need more comprehensive bookkeeping software, try our sister company for a cheap, user-friendly solution at

Can I have a trial of your software?

Yes. In fact, you can sign up absolutely free, and try all features of the software, with no need to pay at all.

You can test out the integration, and try importing your VAT Return figures, and test the connection to HMRC.

You’ll only need to pay once you’ve committed to using the software, and are ready to submit your first VAT Return with Making Tax Digital.

Is your software compatible with an Apple Mac / Windows XP / Excel 97?

1 Click Accounts is Cloud Software. This means it runs in your internet browser. There’s nothing to download, and it’ll work with your existing computer, with no changes neccessary.

1 Click Accounts is compatible with all internet-capable computers, including Apple Macs, Windows PCs, Chromebooks – and it’s also compatible with iPads, tablets, mobile phones – in fact, just about any device or computer with an internet connection.

How much does this software cost?

#GoFile is exceptionally low cost software, and we keep prices as low as possible.

For current pricing, please see: Pricing

Will this software keep working after April 2021?

Yes our software is fully compliant with the Digital Link requirement from April 2021.

Until April 2021, there is a ‘soft-landing’ where you can manually copy figures from your software into the VAT Return.

After April 2021, you will need to ensure your VAT Return is generated by your software.

#GoFile is compatible with both scenarios, and you will be able to continue using it to submit returns after April 2021.

Do you support the Flat Rate / Margin / Global Accounting / Cash VAT scheme?

Yes, #GoFile supports all VAT schemes.

You will normally use your own software or spreadsheets to calculate the 9-box VAT return, and import this for submission to HMRC.

Our software does not perform any calculations on your behalf. It simply enables you to import and submit a 9-box VAT return, regardless of which VAT scheme you are using.

I manage several companies. Can I submit all VAT Returns from one login?
Yes, you can add as many companies as you like with your single login, and submit VAT Returns separately for each one.
Can I file a return as a sole-trader? Or just as an incorporated?

#GoFile is suitable for all company types.

The software simply allows you to submit VAT Returns with Making Tax Digital. It makes no distinction between submitting as a sole-trader, a limited company, a partnership or a charity.

All you need is a VAT Number, and you’ll be able to submit VAT Returns with #GoFile.

I am an accountant. Can I file for several companies at once?

Yes. Please ensure you set your account as an Agent / Accountant during the initial setup.

You can then add as many companies as you like, and file VAT Returns individually for each one.

As an accountant, you’ll receive a bulk discount on pricing – please see the pricing page for more details

I have another question?

If you have a question not listed above, you might find that your question is answered by registering for an account. This is completely free to do, and you can then explore the software and see how it works.

If you still would like to ask a question before registering, please click here to contact us.

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