I'm using QB 2010 accountants edition.
I have mistakenly filed my monthly VAT return in QB for the wrong month (It should just cover Oct but now covers OCT and NOV). Is there a way I can file or edit the previous form as I'm now unable to enter information for Nov now ?
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Firstly thank you for your reply.
As yu may have gussed I'm very new to QB. Where will I find the VAT control account ? Is this the VAT liability account in chart of accounts ?
If so I see five entries into the Journal
1, filed VAT amount from box 4
2, filed net amount box 7
3, filed net amount box 6
4, filed net amount of 6 for box 8
5, file VAT
Do I remove them all as they all relate to the vat return filed in error ?
Yes it was the vat liability some older versions used Vat control when you deleted the refunded filed vat the link to the refund from the bank deposit was also deleted
Filing vat again recreated the refund and in the customer file Hmrc you should find the transaction waiting to be received and if you look at available credit it should equal the original filed return as the deposit to bank has not been deleted.
just tick the discounts & credit button top right of icon bar and it applies the waiting credit to the new filed transaction and its all done.
If you have marked the refund as received between the original delete of the first filed vat and theses instructions you might have to reverse that first, I am not sure where exactly you are as you should not have needed to mark it as received. You normally just receive the refund against the new filed vat transaction.
I have followed the advice here
I have been able to unfile my return and refile covering the correct months. My problem is now that I was due a small repayment of around £200 from this return. I have marked as recived the funds from my correct return but when I open the deposit funds tab I'm still presented with the re-payment from the return I filed in error how do I remove this ? (in lay men terms)
Thank you in advance for any help you can give !
Thanks for joining this thread, @walkabout.
Allow me to share some insights about deleting the VAT filed journal in the program.
Marking your VAT period as filed in the program creates a journal entry. This entry moves the amount of VAT due from the VAT Control account to the VAT Suspense. It is dated to the VAT period/quarter end date and can be located by viewing all transactions in VAT Suspense. The system will not allow any sort of amendment to this journal.
Since this journal was created by the system when you unfiled a VAT return, there isn't an option to delete it. You can only edit the dates when refiling it.
For more information about managing your VAT returns, here's a great article you can refer to: Submit A VAT return in QuickBooks.
For your concern @fullsteamahead, can I ask for a screenshot about the re-payment from the incorrect filed return? This way, I can provide the accurate resolution for your issue.
This will get you moving today. I'll be around to help if both of you need anything else. Have a good day.
Thanks @RaymondJayO - the situation I have is that I am converting to QB and loading historic data. There are small discrepancies between QB and actual filings for past periods. I have been attempting to add adjustments for these. The situation is complicated by the fact that I went from FRS 13.5% to FRS 14.5% to standard rate over the period. One filing in particular has caused a large issue on the VAT control account. It’s the last FRS filing. The system has posted a large balance to the VAT control account against FRS benefit. The filing postings make no sense. The VAT100 report bears no resemblance to the actual filing. I can’t adjust VAT control manually as the system prevents it. I cannot unfile either as there seems to be no way to unfile. I have tried to delete filing postings from the original filing, but cannot. Is there any way on QB online to reverse the lot and start again? Thanks again.
Hello there, Walkabout.
You'll have to contact QuickBooks Technical support for an agent to help you with unfiling the VAT returns. Here's how:
Of course, if you have other concerns, you can always visit the Community.
I also have the same problem except when i try deleting the journal,
it says "You can only edit the date for this transaction. The date must be between the end date of the VAT period and the VAT filing date."
how do i go about this?
Hi there, @OKETtAYOT,
We'll first need to unfile your VAT return so your journal entry gets corrected.
Since I'm unable to pull up your account here in the Intuit Community, I recommend contacting our QuickBooks Online Care Team. By doing so, they'll be able to unfile your return and reverse the journal to create a new entry.
Then, you can provide the following information:
Just a heads up, during the unfiling process, you'll need to signed out from your account. Once completed, you'll be notified by our customer care team.
Please let me know how this goes by replying to this thread or don't hesitate to post again. We're always here in the Intuit Community to help.