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VAT - VAT Return excludes Sunday 31 March 2019

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If you run your VAT Return up to the period ending March 2019, the transactions for 31 March 2019 are not appearing.



To make sure your calculations are correct when submitting your VAT Return, you can install a simple fix now or follow a manual workaround.

NOTE: If your VAT period does not end on 31 March 2019, this issue does not affect you.


Install the latest update

If your VAT period is due to end on 31 March 2019, to ensure your VAT Return is correct, we recommend you download and install the latest update for your software version. You must do this on each computer that has Sage 50 Accounts installed, including the computer that holds your data and any computers that access your data using Sage Drive.

You can check your current version in Help, About.

    1. Close Sage 50 Accounts, then to download the update click the link below relevant to your software version:

      v25.0 Download Sage 50 Accounts v25.1 >
      v24.2 Download Sage 50 Accounts v24.3 >
      v24.0 or v24.1 Download and install the following 2 updates in this order:

      Download Sage 50 Accounts v24.2 >
      Download Sage 50 Accounts v24.3 >
      v23.2 Download Sage 50 Accounts v23.3 >
    2. If prompted to save the file, note the file name  then click Save.

Depending on your web browser, the file may automatically save to your Downloads folder. To view your download folder, press Ctrl + J on your keyboard.

  1. Browse to and double-click the downloaded file, then follow the on-screen prompts.
Correct the date range

As an alternative to installing the update, when you run your VAT Return for the period ending March 2019, you can manually correct the date range:

  1. Click Use custom date range, then click Use whole months.

This changes the VAT period end date to 31 March 2019.


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