Privacy Policy For MTD VAT Software

Please read this privacy notice (“Privacy Notice”) carefully as it describes our collection, use, disclosure, retention and protection of any personal or business information. This Privacy Notice applies to the Focus MTD VAT Submitter software. Where you provide us with your personal information in any of the ways described below, you agree that we may collect, store and use it: (a) in order to perform our contractual obligations to you; (b) based on our legitimate interests for processing (i.e. for internal administrative purposes, data analytics or (c) based on your consent, which you may withdraw at any time, as described in this Privacy Notice.

Who we are:

This Privacy Notice applies to the Focus MTD VAT Submitter software offered by Sensible Computing Solutions Ltd, a company incorporated in England with company registration number : 02946106 and whose registered office address is Unit 5 Firtree Lane, Groby, Leiceter LE60FH.

How we collect information :

The Focus MTD VAT Submitter collects and stores information on your PC. For each successful VAT submission a log file is generated:

  • Your VAT Number
  • Date and time of submission
  • HMRC Bundle Number
  • HMRC Period key (unique identifier for the submitted VAT period)

In addition to this a general log file is kept for software maintenance purposes. Sensible Computing Solutions does not have access to any of these log files without your specific consent.

Information sent to HMRC on your behalf:

VAT Return Submission:

  • VAT Number
  • Box 1 To 9
  • Period Key

HMRC Anti Fraud:

HMRC requires the Focus MTD software to send the following information when interacting with the Making Tax Digital for VAT API. This for the purposes of fraud prevention and is mandated by HMRC.

  • Unique Software ID
  • Timezone Of the PC
  • List Of Local IP addresses assigned to the PC
  • List of MAC addresses available on the PC
  • Public IP address used for the submission
  • Operating system family and version
  • PC manufacturer and model 

Processing Information:

The Focus MTD VAT Submitter software will link to a Spreadsheet selected by you. The VAT return Box 1 to 9 information is selected by you as well as the VAT number and is then sent to HMRC on you behalf.

Sharing your information:

We do not share your information with any one apart from the HMRC Government VAT MTD service. This information is limited to the current VAT submission details and any other details required for that submission. Any details that you do provide to us would not be used nor divulged to any third party. Any information held by the Focus MTD VAT Submitter software remains upon your PC aside from the information that is passed to HMRC by the software.

Changes to this privacy policy:

Any changes made to this privacy policy will be updated and posted to our website