What data does HMRC receive when I use Easy MTD VAT?

To comply with HMRC's Making Tax Digital, Easy MTD VAT must send data to HMRC. This data, and how it is obtained are detailed in the table below:

Action Data
Authorising Easy MTD VAT VAT registration number, fraud headers
Retrieving VAT obligations, liabilities and payments VAT registration number, fraud headers
Submitting a VAT return 9 VAT figures, VAT registration number, fraud headers

Fraud Headers

To help prevent fraud, HMRC require information about the PC and operating system where Easy MTD VAT is installed. Referred to as fraud headers, this information is sent to HMRC when granting authority, when a VAT return is submitted and when VAT obligations, liabilities and payments are retrieved by Easy MTD VAT.

Below is a list of the information contained in the fraud headers:

  • GUID generated during the installation of Easy MTD VAT.
  • Logged on user name and Easy MTD VAT account email.
  • Local UTC timezone.
  • A list of all local IP addresses.
  • Width, height, scaling factor and color depth for all monitors.
  • Width and height of Easy MTD VAT's main window.
  • OS family/OS version and device manufacturer/device model.
  • "Easy MTD VAT" and its version.
  • A list of available MAC addresses.

Fly Software does not retain or use any of this fraud header data. Read our Privacy Policy.

Further information about fraud headers can be found on the HMRC Developer Hub.

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