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Making Tax Digital for VAT: Ember is the accounting solution for you

August 17, 2022
If you're looking for a VAT digital software that is easy to use and makes tax compliance a breeze, look no further than Ember.

Combining super-smart Making Tax Digital software with on-demand support available from in-house qualified accountants, we’ll take filing your VAT Returns from burden to breeze.

Ember and Making Tax Digital for VAT

No matter the size of your business or the complexity of your VAT Return, it pays to take the time to find the right accounting software for your business.

Not only does having the best MTD for VAT software in place keep you out of trouble with HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), but it’ll also save you from hours of rifling through receipts, trying to get your VAT records in order.
At Ember, we’re on hand to support you from the moment you register for VAT. Read on to find out exactly how we can make your tax returns less taxing, freeing up more time for you to focus on running your business.

Sync Ember up to your HMRC account and file directly from the app

To make your tax data digital, HMRC uses APIs, otherwise known as Application Programming Interfaces, to make it possible to securely exchange sensitive data between your software and their systems.With this in mind, opting for an MTD-compatible software that seamlessly syncs up to your HMRC account can save you from any last-minute connection issues that put you at risk of incurring late payment penalties.Not only is it possible to hook Ember up to your HMRC account, but it’s incredibly easy to do so. Once you’ve registered your business for Making Tax Digital, simply add a tax connection in the Ember app, select HMRC, and leave the rest to us.
Easily hook your HMRC VAT account up to Ember

Securely store your VAT records

Under Making Tax Digital, all VAT registered business owners must store VAT records and maintain these digital records for up to 5 years after the end of the relevant tax year.

In doing so, self-employed business owners are more likely to have an accurate record of both the input VAT and output VAT that’s passed through their businesses, increasing the accuracy of the VAT Returns they submit to HMRC.
With Ember’s snap-and-capture feature, you can capture and categorise your income and expenses on the go. Simply take a picture or scan in any physical copies of receipts and invoices, and our super-smart software will store digital copies securely in the app for you — meaning you can finally bin those nasty paper copies.

Not only that, but you can generate, send and track invoices sent to clients directly from the app, meaning you’ll have a real-time view of any outstanding payments and an accurate log of any output VAT you’re owed.

Securely store your VAT records in the app=

Never miss a deadline with automated in-app reminders

When running a business there’s a lot to keep in mind, so it’s expected that you’ll drop the ball from time to time. However, some errors are more costly than others, and forgetting when your next VAT Return deadline is can land you some hefty fines.

That is, unless you’re with Ember. We’ll automatically work out when your VAT Return and VAT payment deadlines are, and automatically schedule reminders to notify you of any looming deadlines.
Ember app screen showing pop-up notifications of transactions that need reviewing

Access readily available VAT support

Whether you’re a small business owner feeling out of your depth or a seasoned business veteran looking to learn more about VAT, a catch up with an accountant can go a long way.For on-demand answers to all your quirky accounting queries, you can reach out to one of our in-house qualified accountants via the Ember app, or upgrade to our Ember Unlimited package for personalised 1-1 video tax consultations.
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Get MTD for VAT approved accounting software with Ember

Initially introduced in 2019 for VAT registered business owners earning above the £85,000 VAT registration threshold, MTD compliance has only been a concern for established companies with large taxable turnovers.

However, with the latest legislation update now encompassing all VAT registered business owners — regardless of whether their taxable turnover exceeds the VAT threshold or not — it’s now more important than ever for there to be an MTD-compliant software that doesn’t break the bank.
At Ember, not only are we MTD for VAT-approved, but our pay-as-you-grow pricing model ensures that you’ll never pay more than you have to for our VAT filing features. From securely storing your VAT records digitally to submitting your return in a couple of clicks, we’ve got your next VAT Return covered.

Ready to get started? Head over to to start your free trial today, or book a demo with a member of our team to see how we can help your business thrive.