Customers purchasing a new version of MTD VAT and installing the software on the computer where the previous version has been installed, the new version will be installed on top of the previous version. The software, software licence and data files will be upgraded to the new version purchased.
The MTD VAT software retains Business records and VAT Tax Year records from previous version and will allow you to create new VAT Period(s) for existing businesses and/or create new Business records with its VAT periods (subject to licence) up to the maximum number of Businesses purchased on the new licence. The software will allow you to submit returns up to a maximum of licence purchased for that version.
Just to clear any doubt, the licence for new version will replace the previous version's licence. When upgrading from one version to next the number of unused records in previous version are not carried forward (added) to next versions record count.
Customers should purchase a new version licence for equal or higher number of businesses than their previous version licence.
Once you purchase the new version, you will need to download, install and activate the new software.
Recommendations for customers with older versions: It is not recommended to skip any interim versions. Skipping an interim version may cause issues with data upgrade and no support can be provided for that. It is recommended that you purchase the next version up first and process your returns for VAT periods falling within that version and gradually move up the next version.
Customers should Contact us with queries if there is any doubt.
The software is supplied on an annual licence basis. Annual licence is granted for use of software for a year effective from the date of purchase. Licence is granted for use of a specific version of the software and a new licence should be purchased for each version. In case of version upgrade, annual licence of the new version will supersede the earlier version. Software licence expires at the end of the term and the software with all its functions will be deactivated unless the licence has been renewed.
Important: Software is supplied subject to (a) our Terms and Conditions published on our Legal web page and as displayed at the time of purchase and (b) Software Licence Agreement which is displayed at the time of installation.