Hi there, KatieC,
Let me help check the filing status of your VAT payment in QuickBooks Online (QBO).
The status will change to Approved by HMRC once your VAT submission is successful. You'll also be able to see the filing when you log into your HMRC account.
In QBO, you need to click the ▼ drop-down arrow against the return to review your VAT return after it has been submitted. Then, you will now see Approved by HMRC in the form.
Check out the Submit a VAT return in QuickBooks Online to learn more about the status of your returns. It includes detailed steps on how to mark your VAT as filed.
Should you need anything else, please let me know. I'm always around to help you.
Thank you and stay safe!
The steps provided by my peer above apply to the VAT submission's status, @BarryS2. But I'm here to ensure you're able to check the RTI that you have submitted through the program.
If you're using QuickBooks Online Advanced Payroll (QBOAP), let's run the RTI Submission Messages report. This way, you can review the RTI's filing status. I'll guide you how.
The two screenshots below show you the steps. For more information, check out this article: Lodging FPS To HMRC In QBOAP.
If you're using the Standard Payroll version, let's go to the Taxes menu. Then, select Payroll Tax. You'll be able to view your RTI submission and its status from there. See the screenshot below for your visual reference.
Also, I recommend clicking a specific article below based on the payroll version you're using. It contains links about managing your payroll settings, employees, processing payroll, viewing payslips, and submitting reports.
I'll be right here to help if you need further assistance. Take care always, @BarryS2.