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Show the Domestic Reverse Charge wording on invoices and credit notes

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This guide explains how to ensure that the required Domestic Reverse Charge wording shows on your relevant invoice and credit note layouts in Sage 50cloud Accounts.


The way in which VAT is charged on construction services changed on 1 March 2021.

As part of this, when you use a reverse charge tax code, the invoice or credit note you produce in should include the text shown in the below example:

  • Invoice text - "Customer to pay output tax of £X to HMRC"
  • Credit note text - "Customer to account for output tax of -£X to HMRC"



Using Sage 50cloud Accounts v26 or above

Great new! Your standard layouts show this wording automatically.

NOTE: If you already have Sage 50cloud Accounts v26 and above installed and the Reverse Charge messages aren't showing on standard layouts, you can restore the layouts only back up to resolve this. 

Existing custom layouts or using Sage 50cloud Accounts v25 or below

If you need to install the latest version you can visit our Installation Hub.
Or, if you need to continue to use v25 or below, or have any existing customised layouts, you can add the Reverse Charge message to your layouts manually. For steps on how to do this - 

NOTE: If your layout is more than 5 years old, it may be too old for you to add the Reverse charge message manually. Instead we recommend you use a standard plain paper layout and amend to match your existing layout. 


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