Release Notes

1.4.1.2 (08/07/2019)

  • Added Not Used checkboxes to the Spreadsheet Settings window for boxes 2, 8 and 9. This is for Excel spreadsheets that do not have associated cells defined due to EU figures not being applicable. If a checkbox is selected (ticked) then 0 is used for the associated box.
  • Added Calculate checkboxes to the Spreadsheet Settings window for boxes 3 and 5. This is for Excel spreadsheets that do not have associated cells defined. If a checkbox is selected (ticked) then the value of the associated box is calculated as per HMRC rules.
  • Changed the description of certain error messages and tooltips in the Spreadsheet Settings window so they are more intuitive.
  • Changed the default cell values in the Spreadsheet Settings window to A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, A6, A7, A8, A9.
  • After OK is clicked in the Spreadsheet Settings window, the spreadsheet values are automatically imported into the Submit VAT Return window if the Figures File is specified and valid.
  • When box 2, 8 and 9 have the Not Used setting enabled, the 0 value in the Submit VAT Return window appears in orange to indicate it has not been imported from the spreadsheet.
  • When box 3 and 5 have the Calculate setting enabled, the value in the Submit VAT Return window appears in orange to indicate it has been calculated and has not been imported from the spreadsheet.
  • Added a warning message to the Submission window if box 2, 3, 5, 8 and/or 9 values have been determined by Easy MTD VAT (i.e. associated Not Used and Calculate settings are enabled).
  • Changed the term Worksheet to Sheet throughout the Easy MTD VAT interface and documentation so it is consistent with the terminology used in Excel.
  • Changed certain error messages returned by HMRC so they are less technical and more comprehensible.
  • Added a Yes and No button to the warning window that appears after clicking the Get button when authority has not been granted to Easy MTD VAT. Before only an OK button was presented and the Authority window was always opened after it was clicked. The warning window also no longer appears following launch if authority is not already granted.

1.2.1.2 (12/06/2019)

  • Simplified the error message that appears if the Period To date is in the future.
  • Changed the way VAT figures are imported from an Excel spreadsheet in order to avoid errors caused by rounding.

1.2.1.1 (06/06/2019)

  • Changed the way the final part of authentication is handled. This is to avoid users with certain Windows setups being presented with a "This page can't be displayed" error and authentication of Easy MTD VAT failing.

1.1.1.12 (03/06/2019)

  • Changed the way Easy MTD VAT imports VAT figures from an Excel spreadsheet. Previously it imported the raw value contained in each cell. Now it imports the displayed value contained in each cell. For example, an Excel cell may contain a raw value of 23449.1245 but a displayed value of 23449.12 (i.e. the cell format is set to a Number and 2 decimal places). The 23449.12 value is now imported and not the 23449.1245 value.

1.1.1.11 (22/05/2019)

  • Changed the appearance of the Submit VAT Return window, View VAT Return window and the Spreadsheet Settings window.
  • Changed the "Submission Receipts" label in the View VAT Return window to "Submission Receipt".

1.1.1.10 (20/05/2019)

  • Changed the way VAT return submission receipt data is stored. Previously, submission receipt data was stored by default in C:\ProgramData\Easy MTD VAT\Clients.dat. This meant if you viewed a fulfilled obligation using Easy MTD VAT on a different PC/laptop to where the VAT return was submitted, or the Clients.dat file was deleted since submission, the data would be unavailable. Submission receipt data is now stored in the remote Fly Software database and assigned to the Fly Software account associated with the Easy MTD VAT installation. This means submission receipt data for VAT returns submitted by Easy MTD VAT can be viewed on any Easy MTD VAT installation that uses the same Fly Software account.
    If you have used an earlier release of Easy MTD VAT to submit a VAT return, you can get the associated submission receipt data added to your Fly Software account by adding Client.dat to a zip then emailing it and your account email to info@easymtdvat.com.
  • Added the VAT return box numbers to the Submit VAT Return window, Spreadsheet Settings window and View VAT Return window.
  • Restricted the number of characters that can be specified for the Client Reference (50), Agent Reference (50) and Additional Information (100).
  • Increased the default height of the Easy MTD VAT window so more rows of data can be seen.

1.1.1.9 (17/05/2019)

  • Fixed an issue where the VAT figure import was not dealing with calculated Excel cells.

1.1.1.8 (15/05/2019)

  • A window now appears when Easy MTD VAT is launched to remind users that they or their client(s) must be signed up for Making Tax Digital for VAT. This was added to avoid users thinking Easy MTD VAT was at fault when they were unable to submit VAT returns or view VAT obligations, liabilities and payments, when in fact the real cause was because they had not signed up for Making Tax Digital for VAT.

1.1.1.7 (09/05/2019)

  • The last client selected prior to exiting Easy MTD VAT is remembered and selected the next time Easy MTD VAT is launched. VAT obligations, liabilities and payments are also automatically displayed for the previously specified Period From and Period To dates.
  • Added Print, Email and Copy buttons to the View VAT Return window so the content of the window can be printed, emailed and copied to the Windows clipboard.

1.1.1.6 (30/04/2019)

  • Code signed the setup and runtime executables so you can be sure the code has not been tampered with and is officially created and supplied by Fly Software.

1.1.1.5 (24/04/2019)

  • Changed where the user is directed to when agreeing to update.

1.1.1.4 (10/04/2019)

Released