Before deciding what to do next and which options might be suitable, we have put together some common questions to consider. These should provide a clearer idea of your current position and what you need to do next.

1. If my current Software Package is:

  • Sage 50C on Subscription,
  • Sage Cloud (One),
  • Xero,
  • Quickbooks?

You do not have to do anything. Your software will most likely be compatible. Most cloud software platforms are already compatible. You also have the choice to speak to your Campbell Dallas contact to deliver the service for you. Our systems are fully integrated to the above platforms with direct integration to our MTD module.

2. If my current package is bespoke and an older version of Sage 50 Desktop?

We can help you by getting an MTD tool from Sage which will be available on subscription at £25 per month. This will be required from April 2019 if you are above the VAT threshold. We will need to purchase cover from Sage as the tool is offered to clients on cover. Your Campbell Dallas contact can assist as we are one of the few suppliers that can still sell Sage (Cover annual and cash value for software without going into a subscription contract.)

Your second option is to go on subscription. Please speak to your Campbell Dallas contact for the best option for you. We can do you your MTD submission. We can use our MTD compliant platform and submit on your behalf.

3. You are my bookkeeping/outsourcing partner and do all my bookkeeping and submissions already?

Nothing will change. We are ready for MTD and your accountant will do the submissions on MTD compliant software on your behalf.

Our MTD Capability

We can accommodate the below scenarios for our clients which allows us to act for clients on many software packages:

1. Bookkeeping software

For example Xero, QBO, Twinfield, Exact, Sage Cloud, etc. direct integration to MTD Module. You can self-submit or we can submit on your behalf.

2. Accounts Production for on premise imports like Sage50

If we historically did your annual accounts submission from backup, the chances are we have your software package licensed for internal use and we can import data into our systems to do MTD submission. We can also give you accurate information on what systems you need to add to your current software package, or if an upgrade is required.

3. CSV File / Webpage upload of Excel/CSV data

If the current data is in Excel or software not mentioned above, chances are you can extract your reports in an Excel or CSV format. We can import the data or upload via portal and submit MTD returns on your behalf.


Please speak to your usual Campbell Dallas contact or a member of our Cloud Accounting team here. We have invested to ensure all of our clients have assistance with MTD. We have exclusive solutions from software suppliers which are only available to our clients.

Could your business use some help with Cloud Accounting?

Over the years we have helped some of Scotland’s largest companies to manage their finances.