Making Tax Digital



I am looking at the HMRC page on the datadear website and cannot seem to find how to submit the vat using datadear. Am I missing something?


Hi Jake

HMRC have recently listed DataDear under approved software for Making Tax Digital ( since the first set of returns were submitted successfully to their production environment. We plan to launch this functionality on the 13th March after the final validations have been completed.

Stay tuned for the update on these forums and via email! The tool will address both bridging and digital links and will be carrying a £0 price tag (yes - it will be free :slight_smile:)


Interested to be part of the beta testers if you are looking for any!


Hi Jake,

Thanks for your interest in joining our beta program. We have made all the submissions HMRC needed to see successfully and are just awaiting them to move us to their available now section of the website. Our software is fully functional and ready to launch in this months update as Neville mentioned.

If you do have MTDfVAT returns that need submitting as early as 7th April we’ll be ready for you. Please do look out for the update and check our templates library where the HMRC front page will be! or access via the shortcut in our Excel add-in.



Hi Jake

is the solution still free after the 30 day trial?



Hi fay777,

The HMRC Direct solution is completely Free – no hidden fees or charges forever.

The Xero and Quickbooks solutions are free during trial period and then normal pricing would apply.
More information found at:

Hope this helps!