Keyloop Users – Have You Heard About Magic Tax?

Making Tax Digital, Made Easy – for Keyloop Users!

Magic Tax is bridging software, designed to “bridge the gap” between your data (extracted from Keyloop) and HMRC’s MTD for VAT system.

It has been specifically developed to ingest the VAT Summary file in the exact format as extracted from the Keyloop (CDK, Kerridge) Drive, (Autoline, Rev8) Dealer Management System (DMS) system to calculate your VAT return.

Magic Tax does the rest!

How Does Magic Tax Work?

The solution uses an API (application programming interface) to interact with HMRC’s system (but does not connect to the Keyloop system in any way).

Magic Tax interacts with HMRC’s Government Gateway, providing you with the digital link required to file your VAT returns quickly and easily – and view your filing history from one user-friendly dashboard.

HMRC Recognised

The solution is HMRC recognised and compliant with the HMRC regulations regarding digital record-keeping, digital links and the no copy/paste rule.

Since all manual adjustments, such as Fuel-Scale charges and the movement of deposits are made within the Keyloop (CDK) system before the VAT Summary file is extracted, Magic Tax fully complies with the digital record-keeping regulations and enables companies to provide proof of all transactions from within the Keyloop solution should it be necessary during an audit.

No requirement for manual manipulation of spreadsheets or re-keying of data = no room for error!

Compatible with Keyloop (formerly CDK, and Kerridge) Drive & Autoline DMS (formerly Rev8)

The Keyloop DMS solution is still affectionately referred to by their users as ‘CDK’, ‘Kerridge’, and ‘Keyloop’. The DMS solution has also been called Rev8 (Revision8), Autoline, and more recently Drive.

Magic Tax is compatible with all versions of this software and the VAT Summary files that can be exported from them.

It will even allow files with varying formats to be uploaded and merged into one submission.

Magic Tax requires the Tax Groups and Tax Codes to be entered (to match your Keyloop environment) as part of the setup process. By adding the Tax Groups and Tax Codes you wish to be included in boxes 6 & 7 of your VAT return the first time you use the solution – you are ensuring Magic Tax knows where to look for the relevant data.

Then, simply upload the VAT Summary file/s to Magic Tax, the solution will calculate your 9-box data, give you the opportunity to check you are happy with the calculation and allow the submission to be made to HMRC… simple!

The Magic Tax dashboard also displays company liabilities, obligations, payments and filing history, all from within the Magic Tax dashboard.

Merging Multiple files?

Magic Tax can merge multiple Excel files into one VAT return – if you have more than one instance of the DMS software.

Merging Multiple Files & Multiple Formats?

If you also have multiple versions of the Keyloop software the Excel (with .csv files in different formats) Magic Tax can even merge these within Magic Tax to calculate one VAT return.

Filing for Multiple Companies under one licence?

If you need to make VAT return submissions for other companies – you can do so under one Magic Tax licence. You’ll need a separate Magic Tax user account for each set of Government Gateway Credentials – but they can all be added to the main licence and multiple submissions can be made using that licence.

What about Manual Adjustments?

You’ll need to manage your manual adjustments within Keyloop before you extract the VAT Summary File (some helpful Magic Tax users have offered ideas on how you could handle these here).

Quick & Easy to use

Registering with Magic Tax is quick and easy. Then simply configure your Tax Groups and Tax Codes to match your Keyloop setup, upload your VAT Summary Report/s extracted from Keyloop and Magic Tax will do the rest!

Free 3-Month Trial

Magic Tax is available on a Free 3-month* Trial – so you can take it for a test drive in your own time!

See for yourself how easy it is to use, with full functionality, before committing to an annual licence.

Simple Pricing

The Magic Tax annual subscription is calculated using the following information:

  • Number of users required
  • Your company turnover (of ALL companies you need to file for using the licence).

How much will Magic Tax cost?


Our support team are available from 09:00 – 17:00, Monday – Friday (excluding Public Bank Holidays) to help existing Magic Tax users.

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Looking for more information?

If you’d like to know more or book a demo, you can use the button below to:

The Magic Tax team are ready and willing to help with any issues.

If you need help with the functionality of Magic Tax, please get in touch with our Support team here – giving us lots of detail.

Read more information about HMRC’s planned system downtime here.

If HMRC’s system is down, the Magic Tax solution will be too, as our solution relies on their system being operational.

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*FREE Trial ends after 3 months or when you have made a VAT submission – whichever comes first.

Nicki Smith
Author: Nicki Smith