Submit a VAT Return

Modified on Mon, 16 Oct 2023 at 02:27 PM

Submitting a VAT return using Making Tax Digital is similar in concept to the previous systems.

Entering the VAT Return System in Navigator will display the normal VAT page showing your current VAT Quarter details. 


Clicking on the "Making Tax Digital" menu button will display your current VAT return. The detail behind this is in the "View Reports" option


You can adjust VAT returns only by posting Nominal Journals to one of the two VAT accounts, or by processing invoices or credit notes dated within the period.


If a VAT Return results in a reclaim, then box 5 is still shown as a POSITIVE number.   HMRC recognise that Box 3 is less than Box 4 and will process this as a refund claim.

To submit the VAT return to HMRC using Making Tax Digital, click on "Submit to HMRC". This will pop up the following confirmation:-


You will be prompted to enter a reference for the VAT return payment on the nominal ledger transaction and the date of the next VAT period completion:-


Clicking Close Period will submit the VAT Return.  Any errors will be displayed, but if successful the following screen will be displayed:-


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