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VAT Submitted not compliant with MTD .

15/05/2019 13:27:06
Hi,

A question on someone who is on a monthly return basis and is mandated for MTD and they have mistakenly submitted their VAT return for month ended April 2019 through the old government gateway rather than through software.
- They have confirmed with HMRC that this VAT Return has been received
- They have now registered for MTD as of May and will be submitting their May VAT return through compatible software

- I assume they cannot submit their April VAT return again, through compatible software as this return will be processed twice - would this be correct?
- Is there anything they can now do to make sure they comply with MTD rules from 1 April?

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Re:VAT Submitted not compliant with MTD .

15/05/2019 13:44:04
Hi,

Thanks for your question.

The VAT Return for April 2019 may not have been processed correctly on our systems if it was submitted through the HMRC portal. We’ll need to access our records to check this and answer your query.

Please contact the VAT Online Helpdesk, by phone or webchat. You can find our contact details at the following page of our website:

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VAT Submitted not compliant with MTD .

15/05/2019 14:06:11
Hi, thanks for your response.

We have confirmed that the VAT return for April 2019 was processed by HMRC. When the April 2019 return was submitted the business had not registered for MTD.

The business has now registered for MTD and will be submitting the VAT from May 2019 though compatible software.

Is there anything they can do now for the April 2019 return (which has been processed by HMRC) to retrospectively ensure it complies with MTD rules?
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Re:VAT Submitted not compliant with MTD .

16/05/2019 10:56:50
Hi,

Thanks for your further question.

As we have already received and processed the VAT Return for April 2019, and this cannot be re-submitted, there is nothing the business can do to retrospectively correct this to comply with MTD rules.

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