Making Tax Digital – Statement from Sage regarding the increase in Sage Annual Services fee
The older the version of Sage 200cloud, the more expensive it is to maintain. Sage understands that a number of customers are not in a position to upgrade to the latest version at this moment in time, therefore have invested heavily in retrofitting the MTD module to older versions (up to v2011). If a customer uses Sage 200cloud to submit VAT, Sage assumes they will need MTD Services regardless of what tool they use to do their submissions - whether that is the Sage MTD Submission module or a third party, unsupported solution.
The charge also enables Sage to mitigate additional costs that they may incur for customers using unsupported solutions to complete their VAT submissions via Sage 200cloud. Sage cannot guarantee that a third party solution will function without implications to the core product functionality, therefore must ensure they have sufficient cover to enable them to resolve any technical and/or support issues as a result of a third party integration impacting functionality.
Furthermore, the services charge enables Sage to maintain support and compliance for future MTD requirements from HMRC.
Posted on: 20/06/2018 Categories: Blog