Zero vat return

Hi, I’m new to quickfile, and I’d like to know how to submit a zero or nil VAT return. I stopped trading as a sole trader a few years ago with the intention of setting up again, so remained VAT registered, and have been completing zero returns on HMRC’S website ever since. Now it won’t allow me to do this because of the new MTD system, and even though I completed the last ones via their site, I’m not sure if I have to back date to when the new system came online, or even how to do it if so. I have no invoices or spreadsheets, I just need to get the VAT returns in via quickfile, and would like to know how to do it please, if anyone can help?
Thank you very much,


Hello Paul

You first need to link your HMRC account to QuickFile.

Follow these guidelines to do so.

You then go into Reports > Vat Returns > Create > Click “Prepare” next to the relevant period.

Hi Steve,

Easy peasy! Thank you very much for your prompt response and help, it’s very much appreciated!