I am unable to file my VAT return because there are items in the exceptions report, how do I clear it?
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Let me address your VAT query.
You get a VAT Exception report when there are changes to any transactions included on the previous filing. Let's check if the report's details are correct.
To unfile your VAT return, you have to contact QuickBooks Online Customer Care (UK) for a phone agent to assist you. They have the specific tool to help you unfile the VAT return.
Let me know if you have any other concerns. I'm here anytime you need assistance with QuickBooks Online.
I have the same issue
My previous VAT Return is 100% accurate (I only had 2 invoices on the Flat Rate Scheme) but still I get these stupid "Exceptions"
I don't want them
They serve no purpose for me whatsoever
I cant get rid of them
Exceptions are created when transactions included in a previous filing at edited or deleted. This is to ensure that no VAT collected (or credits earned) are missed or duplicated.
What is the total amount of the exceptions?
the exceptions are only £1,089
the errors might be because I had invoices with paid vs deposited status which I’ve recently corrected
i had no invoice income last quarter, so the VAT Return should be zero...
(PS i have great difficulty in using QuickBooks as nothing appears to be logical and lots happens behind the screens so you’ve no idea what accounting entries happen on a simple bank ac debit & credit - my business is extremely simple a couple of invoices, and a salary & dividend with a bit of depreciation & expenses thrown in!)
grateful for guidance
If the exceptions are not genuine and you need these to be removed, you can request our engineers to do this by getting in touch with our support line (08082345337). You could also adjust the return by selecting Prepare return and then Adjust. We do advise to speak to an accountant before you do this.
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I have some additional insights to share about clearing the VAT exceptions report in QuickBooks Online.
If the information appears incorrect on your VAT exceptions report, you may reach out to our Customer Care Team. They have the tools to help you with the correction while the Community is a public space.
However, if you wish to clear out the adjustments that you've created, this option isn't available in QuickBooks Online. When editing, saving a transaction, even if the line item in question was not changed is normal and should not affect the balance of your filing.
To give you more insights on how the VAT exceptions report works, you may read through these articles below:
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My latest VAT return wants to include an "Exceptions" figure that would make my VAT return 5 times what it should be, by it sweeping up figures from previous periods for which I have already paid the VAT.
I'm on the flat rate VAT scheme.
All this when my VAT return is due today or tomorrow and tomorrow is Saturday :-(
Hell there, Rhauri.
As much as I wanted to help you with this, it would be better to contact our specialist directly. I can see that we'll need to figure out why it happened as soon as possible. Please consider getting in touch with them to help you fix it.
Get back to the Community if you need other help. I'll be here to back you up in case you need one. Take care!