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Hints and tips when doing your VAT Return - UK

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Hints and tips when generating your UK VAT Return in Sage 50 Accounts.


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How do I ensure that my VAT return is correct?

When you calculate your VAT Return it automatically runs some verification checks to help you ensure the values you submit to HMRC are correct.

You can view the results of these checks and then make amendments if required.

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Forgot to reconcile the previous VAT Return

If you didn't reconcile the transactions on your previous VAT Return, a message appears informing you that there are transactions to reconcile predating the period. This just means you need to do a few extra checks to ensure the right transactions appear on your next VAT Return.

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Check if a transaction is VAT reconciled

When you reconcile your VAT Return the relevant transactions flag with an 'R'. There may be times when you need to check the status of a transaction. Perhaps it isn't appearing on the VAT Return when you think it should. 

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VAT Return reports

You can run these useful reports to print a copy of your VAT Return and analyse how the figures calculate.

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Default tax codes and how they affect your VAT Return

Quickly see how each tax code affects the VAT Return, what the rate is and how it's configured.

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Tax codes included on the VAT Return

Check if a tax code is set up for inclusion in your VAT Return.

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Submitting a VAT Return using the Sage MTD Submissions Module

If you're looking for help submitting a VAT Return using the Sage MTD Submissions Module, you can use our guide.

VAT Support hub

For help recording VAT, you can easily access support guides, videos and free training on VAT Returns from our Help Centre.

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