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Finding your way around new Liberty Accounts


You asked. We listened. Liberty Accounts will be releasing its new user interface at the end of the month. Here are a few pointers to help you find your way around. Simpler menus The menus will be more logically organised. Items from the “Activities” menu will appear under new “Income” or “Expenditure” menus as appropriate and the bank related activities will be nested with the relevant bank account menu item. There will be a new “HMRC” menu which is where all your Government Gateway filing can be managed, including VAT, payroll, P11D, and charity Gift Aid claims. Listings will be paired with their respective edit items e.g. “Invoices & Credit Notes” will be in the menu with “Add Invoice”, eliminating the old “Lists” menu. More commonly used actions will be emphasised and found at the top of menu groups while configuration and setup actions will be at the bottom. LA - WayAround_ Local menu for the list item Where you see the following “three dots” icon in a listing you will have access to actions such as “Open”, “Delete” etc. as relevant to the item. Line item menu Use your browser back button to return to previous screen Most browsers have a “back button” in the top menu, and also provide a right-click context sensitive menu anywhere in the window which will give access to a “back button”. If you prefer keyboard commands the following worked for us: Alt + Left Arrow (Windows users) Command + Left Arrow (Mac users)


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Making Tax Digital – What you need to know


HMRC are changing the mechanism by which you file your VAT Return and, for your first Return after 1 April (i.e. for those filing quarterly the VAT period ending 30 June onward), you must file under Making Tax Digital (MTD). The ruling only applies to those VAT registered organisations over the VAT threshold (currently £85,000) although those under the threshold may also elect to also file under MTD. Currently this only applies for the filing of the VAT100 and not the ECSL (VAT101). Whilst still described by HMRC as a 'pilot' you can register now and start filing under MTD but, before doing so, there are two actions required: 1. Register on the HMRC website for Making Tax Digital (MTD); 2. Authorise Liberty Accounts to file your Return. Below we outline the actions required. Registering for MTD with HMRC If you're not yet registered on the HMRC website for MTD filing then please watch the following video from HMRC detailing the action required. Authorising Liberty Accounts software Having completed the first step you can now authorise Liberty Accounts software. Note that you should allow a few days for HMRC to update your details and they have sent you a confirmation email before completing this step. Note that the authorisation, as defined by HMRC, is for a period of 18 months and will have to be renewed in the future - this is only for the authorisation of the accounting software and not the HMRC registration. Still unsure if this applies to your organisation? For further information on which organisations it will affect and how it will affect you please watch the following MTD video from HMRC. For Liberty Accounts users, once registered and authorised, there will be no visible change on submission - it's simply what's happening 'under the covers' that is different. Currently the data filed under MTD is the same as under the current mechanism i.e. only the summary data detailed on the VAT100 submission page. Liberty Accounts are continuing to support the current mechanism for filing for VAT registered businesses under the threshold if they elect not to file under MTD.


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Making Tax Digital Authorisation


Liberty Accounts software offers the filing mechanism for Making Tax Digital (MTD). This video illustrates the process for authorising Liberty Accounts (both as an individual organisation and as an agent) and the process of filing.


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