IBM i (AS400 / iSeries)

Making Tax Digital - VAT submission from the IBM i

In order to support the HMRC's requirement to submit VAT figures electronically from software, XKS has developed a software module to allow the VAT submission to be done directly from your IBM i system, where a bespoke program is used to first extract and then load them.

The software module has been recognised by the HMRC and a summary of the user steps are detailed below: -

  • Record VAT registration details
  • Grant software approval to interact with HMRC (every 18-months)
  • Retrieve obligations where HMRC adds new ones on 1st day of period
  • Load your VAT figures via the Interface routine
  • Review and submit your VAT figures (can reload until submitted)
  • Next day retrieve updated obligations
  • Can also retrieve liabilities to see what's owed

The software module communicates with the HMRC over a HTTPS connection with TLS encryption using HMRC Application Program Interfaces.

For further details please contact us.