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HMRC - Making Tax Digital - Changes for VAT Registered Businesses

The UK government's latest change to tax legislation called "Making Tax Digital" (MTD) will require all VAT registered businesses to start using a recognised and up-to-date accounting package from April 2019. Submission of VAT Returns to HMRC will then happen directly from your accounts software. HMRC are only integrating with software businesses that have over 10,000 clients and even if we had all the antique dealers in the UK that wouldn’t be enough! We are therefore integrating Antiquity with the market leading accounting software Xero. We will also consider other options for future integration, such as Quickbooks. Although the MTD rules start in April 2019, there is a relaxed ''soft landing' 12-month period during which businesses will not be penalised it they’re not ready. HMRC acknowledge that it will take time for everyone to go digital. Therefore you actually have until April 2020 to be fully on board for MTD. However that’s not a reason to delay getting started, but it just takes the edge off the urgency.

Click here for more details about MTD

Soft Landing Exception:
See section 3.2 .1.1 “Soft landing regarding digital links requirements"

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We are delighted to be approved and recommended by both LAPADA & BADA

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We are delighted to be approved and recommended by both LAPADA & BADA

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What our Customers Say

The Team at Antiquity have been very helpful from the outset when I moved my website over to them. Their redesign has been a great improvement and their software programme has been a great success. Here is a small company that is always on hand to help with any issues, small or large.
Patrick Sandberg, Patrick Sandberg Antiques Ltd, London - 2018
We have been thinking about moving from our old, but dependable, paper-based way of working, to a fully computerised system for years. But despite our best efforts we hadn’t seen any software we thought would be suitable until Chaim showed us ‘Antiquity’. We are now in the early days of using the software and look forward to having it take over our current way of working. Initially, with such an enormous quantity of stock, we thought the job would be arduous, but the option to import data and the technical support and sound advice given by Chaim and his team has been second to none. The process has been seamless. The software continues to impress and we look forward to many more years working with Antiquity software.
Tom Edwards, Director, Abbott and Holder Ltd, London - 2017
You have been busy - our new website looks fantastic! Thanks so much for doing this so quickly. You’ve done an amazing job. Particularly pleased with its format on an iPhone – very easy to use. Once again….. brilliant.
Val & Ed Foster, Foster & Gane, Nottinghamshire - 2017
We took time to thoroughly compare different software systems when it came to choosing the new solution we needed for our growing art business. After careful consideration, Antiquity offered more tools and more customisation options all at an incredible price. They offered everything we wanted and more. To be honest, the main reason why we chose Antiquity is because we felt safe with the Antiquity team. We have not been disappointed. As a customer I feel that the Antiquity team really care about my business and understand my needs as a business owner. They go above and beyond to make what I need happen. Our gallery is based in Quebec, Canada but we also exhibit at around 15 fairs worldwide each year. Antiquity helped us with everything from labels, invoicing, location of inventory to more unique features such as customs clearance packing lists. That is obviously in addition to the fabulous, complete CRM embedded within Antiquity. Antiquity also provided us with a new website and our clients love it. The changeover to Antiquity was simple and seamless, including importing all our data. I am so very happy that we made the change! Thank you, Antiquity for all you do for us!
Geneviève Lévesque, Director, Artêria Inc., Quebec, Canada - 2018
After using Antiquity for 3 months, we are already seeing huge benefits to the day-to-day running of our business. With more than 6,000 pieces of stock, 4 sales locations, and over 20 staff, it is invaluable to hold all of our stock information & imagery, contact information, and invoice history in one place and have one ‘source of truth’ for our team to use. Bringing all of our processes into one place is saving a huge amount of time and administration, allowing our team to concentrate on the important things: our clients & our stock. Thank you Antiquity for enabling us to run our business as efficiently as we always wanted to.
Jo James, Lorfords, Tetbury - 2018
We first saw Antiquity in 2008 and found it truly impressive. They really understand all the different aspects of running an antiques business and have designed a really slick program where all the modules (contacts, stock, invoicing, website updates etc.) are linked together in an amazingly intuitive way. I’m a bit of a computer novice and found it very simple to use. They imported our data from our old system, trained us how to use Antiquity and have given us terrific support which I think is as important as the software itself. It’s a relatively small investment that should pay for itself very quickly and I strongly recommend it to every dealer.
Gregg Baker, Asian Art, London - 2014
We have been using Antiquity for the past eight years and the time we save by running this fully integrated system is invaluable to us. We love the ability to totally integrate our stock information, our customer details, emails and invoices. The continual support that is provided by Antiquity is first class and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Antiquity to any fellow dealers
James Kaye, Butchoff Antiques, London - 2015
Antiquity has been a real asset to our business, now that we have access to a streamlined database that is easy to use and provides so many added information management benefits. We have found the installation, training and support to be flawless and always friendly. Great service all-round.
Ilse Oliestelder, Robert Young Antiques, London - 2016

Antiquity in the news

Antiquity were proud to be the primary sponsor of the 2016 LAPADA Conference, written about here in the Antiques Trade Gazette (click here to read the article).

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HIDDEN: We have been using Antiquity since 2011 and have found it enormously helpful as a database for both stock and clients. The stock module is now so comprehensive that it is possible to record an almost limitless amount of detail on an individual piece as well as linking it to finances and completing VAT returns. The system also enables one to easily produce PDFs for printing or emailing and the client, stock and financial sides of the programme are all linked so one can immediately locate a client’s purchase history. We have found this programme invaluable in helping our business develop and would definitely recommend discussing your requirements with the Antiquity team.
Leo Petrou, Peter Petrou Works of Art, London - 2016