Making Tax Digital for VAT made easy

Run your business on Xero’s fast, simple, powerful online accounting software. Ditch the spreadsheets and save time. Track cash flow, invoice instantly, and file digital tax returns securely online.

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Everything you need to run your business

Whether you're setting up a new business or migrating your existing business accounts, real-time updates mean no more waiting to learn the health of your finances. View and share interactive reports and budgets, all in one place on a customisable dashboard. Spend less time in spreadsheets and more time on your business.

Xero is fast, simple software that's changing the way the world does the books.

Invoicing & quotes

Create professional recurring invoices and receive updates when they’re opened

Bank reconciliation

Connect your bank to Xero to match your bank account to your business books

Pay your employees

Calculate the payroll, pay employees and manage payroll taxes

See all your numbers

See how your business is performing on a user-friendly dashboard

Make VAT digital

Manage your VAT and sent returns all in one place

Manage bills & expenses

Capture your receipts and mileage claims so you can reimburse your staff

86% of Xero subscribers find it easier to prepare their VAT return with Xero†

Making Tax Digital is a government initiative requiring businesses to manage their tax administration with HMRC by using compatible software. Ensure you meet HMRC requirements. Xero is an all-in-one HMRC recognised accounting platform designed to simplify your business tasks and get you ready for Making Tax Digital.

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Submit VAT returns online quickly and easily

A clear, easy-to-understand layout makes reviewing your returns simple


Get Making Tax Digital ready

Xero calculates and files VAT returns online securely with HMRC using MTD ready software that’s compatible with HMRC systems.

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No more spreadsheets. Fewer errors

No manual entry or complicated calculations. Xero automatically records VAT collected and paid, saving you valuable time.

Plans to suit your business

All pricing plans cover the accounting essentials, with room to grow.


Good for larger employers and more complex small businesses.



GBP per month

  • Included
    Everything from Premium
  • Included
    Payroll for up to 10 people
  • Included
    Expenses for up to 5 people
  • Included
    Projects for up to 5 people
  • Included
    Advanced insights with Analytics Plus

Peace of mind with free support and security monitoring - 24/7


Xero's free resources and 24/7 support make managing your business finances simple. 

  • Free guides, courses, webinars and events
    Resources to help you manage your numbers and build a healthy business.
  • Expert help any time you need it
    Xero experts are on hand 24/7 for support. Plus, we'll reach out during your trial to help you on your way.
  • Setup is simple
    Try Xero free for 30 days and decide which plan best suits your business.
    No payment details are required
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"The more systems that talk to each other, the better. If we didn't have something that so neatly managed the payroll and invoicing, it's safe to say we would spend hours and hours trying to do that manually."

Kate Reid, Founder, Lune Croissants

Register for our 'Making Tax Digital for VAT made easy' webinar

The way you submit VAT returns is changing from 1 April 2022. Find out what MTD for VAT means for you and how you can prepare.

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†Based on a survey run by Xero in the UK in August 2021 of 375 Xero subscribers.