I have always done all my accounts and invoices on paper, in fact I`ve already worked out how much VAT I owe for April, though I actually pay quarterly. I signed up for FreeAgent, but the problem is I have been told I cannot proceed with putting all the figures into the MTD software because it needs the opening balances from the last financial year and I won`t have those till I`ve done my books for last year. Is this correct ? And would the situation be the same with any similar software ? The problem is I really haven`t got time to do my books for last year at the moment....... What have the figures from my balance sheet got to do with VAT anyway ? ! ? And technically I didn`t think I even needed a balance sheet for the turnover my business achieves ! Once I`ve managed to put in the opening balances is it just a matter of putting all the figures in to the FreeAgent (from my paper books) and it will tell me (and send the HMRC) the amount of VAT I owe ?