Connect to your MTD Account

Do you need to upgrade your Rhino Account?

If you selected the Bridging (Spreadsheet) option

No action required – proceed to the next step.

If you selected the Record Keeping (Invoices and Expenses) option

You will be configured to use the Rhino PLAY / TRAINING Account which is used for demo purposes only.  You will need to upgrade your Rhino Account to connect to the App to your MTD VAT Account.

Connect Rhino to your HMRC MTD Account

You will need to complete the following one-off authorisation process to connect the App to your HMRC MTD account.

Quick Reference Notes

Step 1. Enter your VAT Details

You need to enter your VAT Number and VAT Scheme in Rhino using the following steps.

  • Click on the Rhino Menu
  • Click Edit and update the VAT Settings and click SAVE

Please do not include spaces when entering your VAT Number.

Step 2. Connect the App to your MTD Account

To start this process, please perform the following steps:

  • Click on the Rhino Menu.
  • Select MTD VAT.
  • Make sure your VAT Details are correct.
  • Press the CONNECT button.

Step 3. You will need to log into your VAT Account

After clicking the CONNECT button in Rhino, the system will take you to the HMRC MTD Login Page.

Click CONTINUE to login into your HMRC MTD Account.

Step 4. Enter your Access Code

HMRC may be send you a text message with an ACCESS CODE.

This is as an additional security measure to ensure that you are the owner of the account.

Please enter in the ACCESS CODE.

Step 5. Grant Authority

When you have logged in, you will be prompted to GRANT AUTHORITY for the App to make a submission on your behalf.

HMRC sends our App a very long encrypted code which is unique to you which our App uses to access and update information from your HMRC MTD Account.

This is a one-off exercise.  This means you can access your information within the App at any time without having to login to your HMRC MTD.


You’ve done the difficult bit… Are you ready to make your first MTD VAT Submission?

Upload your VAT Spreadsheet using the Bridging Feature

We provide a simple step-by-step guide that shows you how to download the Template and submit your VAT Spreadsheet to HMRC.

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If you are using the Invoicing and Expense features.

We provide simple step-by-step guides that show you how to use the Invoices and Expenses feature to submit your MTD VAT Return.

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