Thanks for taking the time to post here in the Community, @accounts36.
I'll help ensure you're able to see the Record Payment button so you'll be able to record a VAT payment.
Here are the possible reasons the Record Payment button isn't showing on your Taxes page:
To help fix this, let's first submit the VAT return directly to HMRC from QuickBooks. Here's how:
If you prefer to file your VAT directly with HMRC, you can mark your return as filed and close the period. Here's how:
After performing any of the 2 solutions above, you can close the books. This way, it'll protect the transactions entered in the quarter you just filed. Once you've paid off the liability to HMRC, you can now see the Record Payment button on your Taxes page to record the VAT payment.
To learn more insights about filing your VAT return, you can check out this helpful article: Submit a VAT return in QuickBooks.
Please know that I'm always here to help if you have any other concerns, @accounts36. Have a wonderful day ahead!