Oct 10, 2018 3:43:47 PM by Amit Wason

Making Tax Digital (MTD) electronic VAT Submission for Microsoft Dynamic NAV (formerly Navision)

General, Business, Finance, Microsoft Dynamics 365, Microsoft Dynamics NAV

Confused about MTD with older Dynamics NAV versions?

Hearing from customers and other partners there seems to be a lot of uncertainty – maybe even confusion – about what Making Tax Digital (MTD) is and when it is coming into effect. Some say the initiative is being delayed due to other more pressing matters (aka Brexit), but looking at official sources, it all still looks set to be mandatory from 1st April 2019.

MTD – full name Making Tax Digital for Business (MTDfB) – is HMRC’s high-level initiative to ultimately making all tax submissions electronic (and quarterly) for businesses. The first part of this initiative is to make the VAT Submission electronic – and with no interference from pesky humans. While this element is becoming mandatory from the 1st April, it is available to be used now.

Within the Microsoft Dynamics NAV community there does not seem to be a clear and obvious choice existing for customers to take.

The official line from Microsoft is to upgrade to the latest version of Dynamics NAV (probably very soon to be renamed Dynamics 365 Business Central on-premise and previously known as Navision) or to load the forthcoming Cumulative Updates. Unfortunately, the reality is a little more complex as neither of these options are quick or simple to perform.

Microsoft Dynamics NAV / Business Central electronic VAT Submission

To give customers a reliable and stress-free approach to meeting the forthcoming MTD requirements, our VAT Submission “App” is a HMRC approved solution that can be integrated into Dynamics NAV (see Note 1 below). This is available as a Business Central extension or a Dynamics NAV Add-on.

Not only does our add-on submit the VAT return electronically, it improves the auditability of VAT within your Dynamics NAV (formerly Navision) solution. Going beyond VAT, you can also submit the EC Sales List electronically from the same solution as well.

By giving our customers a definitive, tested and HMRC approved electronic VAT submission solution; we have removed the need and stress of having to upgrade your solution or update it with a large cumulative update. Instead you can easily load an Extension (or have your partner integrate the add-on) into your current Dynamics NAV system and confidently be certified for this phase of MTD.


Note 1: We currently support version from Dynamics NAV 2009 to Dynamics NAV 2017

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