It's great to have you here, @mw9.
I'll share some information about filing VAT returns.
You usually submit a VAT Return to HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) every 3 months. This period of time is known as your accounting period.
If HMRC assigned your filing frequency as quarterly, you'll just need to manually edit the Start and End dates. This way, it will only cover for one month. Please keep in mind the Start date can't be edited if you've already filed VAT returns in the past.
Here's how to manually edit the dates:
After that, you'll need to manually submit it since this is the first filing of the form. Also, it won't be accepted through online if the dates aren't matched with the agency's filing frequency.
Moving forward. you can electronically file the VAT returns inside QuickBooks. For more information, you can check out these helpful articles:
Please feel free to click the Reply button how it goes, @mw9. I'll be around to help. Have an awesome day!
You are welcome
Any questions you can always ask in the Community