HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) first made businesses file their VAT returns online in April 2010. This ruling applied to all businesses with a turnover in excess of £100,000, plus all new registrations.
From April 2012, virtually all VAT registered businesses will have to file their VAT returns online. See here for more details.
NB there are penalties for businesses who still file their VAT returns by paper instead of online, see here.
It is obvious that the message here is: file your VAT return online.
We provide this service for clients who do not wish to get involved, either with just filing the VAT return or completing the return itself. Please contact us for more information.