Following on from another thread, is there a free MTD solution? My gripe is, that having used sage instant accounts/accounts essentials for the past 8 years on perpetual licences. Sage has always had the ability to submit VAT from within the software, part of its basic functionality. Now I find I am forced to pay a subscription to be MTD compliant, even updating to v25 requires a subscription. Or pay a higher subscription for 50c. No longer can you manually enter the figures using the gateway, so you are literally forced into paying a subscription. I don't see why we should have to pay £10 a month, when submitting a VAT return has always been free using the gateway. Are there any alternatives to the subscription model that is being forced upon us?