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pantonpaintandco
Level 1

Delete wrong HST filing?

I messed up the date on my first HST filing in Quick Books Pro. Quick Books thinks that I filed and wont let me file under the proper date. How do I delete the old HST return so I can I can file the proper one? (The original return did not register with the CRA)

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Best answer March 11, 2019

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Tanya-Hilts--CPB
Level 2

Delete wrong HST filing?

Go to your company list, then under that list, you can select make journal entries.  From there, you can sort through only the journal entries for the one that records the filing of the HST return and void it.  You will then be able to go in and file correctly.

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Tanya-Hilts--CPB
Level 2

Delete wrong HST filing?

Go to your company list, then under that list, you can select make journal entries.  From there, you can sort through only the journal entries for the one that records the filing of the HST return and void it.  You will then be able to go in and file correctly.

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pantonpaintandco
Level 1

Delete wrong HST filing?

Thank you so much!
Tanya-Hilts--CPB
Level 2

Delete wrong HST filing?

You are very welcome!!
micheldumontmsf
Level 1

Delete wrong HST filing?

I wish I could understand your instructions but can you clarify where I can find "Company list"? Under the "Company" tab there isn't a "list" tab to click on. Sorry to have to be walked through this...
Tanya-Hilts--CPB
Level 2

Delete wrong HST filing?

I have answered in a separate answer with a screenshot that I uploaded in pdf.
Tanya-Hilts--CPB
Level 2

Delete wrong HST filing?

@micheldumontmsf, Please find attached a screenshot that should help you.  

Josh89
Level 1

Delete wrong HST filing?

When I did this a voided the return it would not let me refile the tax period. 

Tanya-Hilts--CPB
Level 2

Delete wrong HST filing?

Try to clear your cache - sometimes the cache will still read that the return can not be refiled. 

Rochelley
Level 7

Delete wrong HST filing?

Go to your Vendor List and find your Tax Vendor.  Enable the View Transactions on the right side of the vendor window.  All your tax filings (which are General Journal Entries) will be in there.  You can delete the offending one and re-file.

LorrieM
Level 1

Delete wrong HST filing?

once I have done that and have the file adjusted the system tells me that I cannot file as there has already been a file done on that time period.   How do I remove that??    thank you

Alex M
QuickBooks Team

Delete wrong HST filing?

Hello LorrieM,

 

Making sure all your tax returns are accounted for is an important part of the bookkeeping process. QuickBooks Desktop is a robust program that can help you keep track of how much taxes are owed to the government to make the filing process easier. I can point you in the right direction.

 

Since you're getting the error message that there is still a filing in the system for the period you're currently trying to prepare, I'd recommend getting in touch with our support team outside of the Community. They'll be able to troubleshoot with you and give you the best steps to get you back to filing your taxes. The ways to contact them are outlined in this article for QuickBooks Desktop software support policies.

 

If you need any more information, feel free to reach out here.

Rochelley
Level 7

Delete wrong HST filing?

The only way you can remove the error that something has already been filed for that period, is to remove the entry that has already been filed and you are trying to replace.  You will find it in the list of transactions under the appropriate tax vendor (as per my post above).  As soon as you delete that previous tax filing, the period becomes "available" again to file.

mbeatty
Level 2

Delete wrong HST filing?

I have the same problem but the instructions don’t seem to be valid for Quickbooks Desktop.  A single month was filed in 2 periods incorrectly.  I need to undo the last period which has been posted and paid.  Please advise.

Rochelley
Level 7

Delete wrong HST filing?

Hi @mbeatty ,

 

Sorry you're having trouble with this.  The instructions given above are definitely for QB Desktop.  I'll try to list step-by-step instructions for reversing or "un-filing" a prior tax return.

1.  Go to you vendor list.

2.  Find your tax vendor for GST/HST . . . mine is called Receiver General - GST.

3.  Set to view all transactions on the right hand side of your vendor list.

4.  With your tax vendor selected, find the JE that was created when you filed your last tax return.

5.  Delete that journal entry.

6.  Whatever period was covered in that now deleted entry will be "open" or "available" for you to file again.

7.  Re-file the tax period you just undid.

8.  When you are done the filing process, the amount owing or refunded is now part of your A/P to that vendor.  When you go to Pay Bills and select that bill/return for payment, apply any outstanding credits that you may have from when you paid the original filing.  This occurs because now any payments you made on the original filing are un-linked from that return when you deleted it and they and are now just sitting as available credits to use.

 

I hope this helps.  Good luck!