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All you need to do is set the VAT up as normal for the client in the settings for the VAT account, and then QuickBooks will set the period according to the obligations sent by HMRC. So if HMRC are expecting 10 months it will set it to 10 months for you to then submit the return.
Hello Chris, it is not possible to submit VAT without using MTD in Quickbooks, as HMRC have now blocked all 3rd party non MTD submissions. If you just need to record the submissions in Quickbooks, you can manually alter the date range when MTD is not connected in Quickbooks.
Thanks Ashleigh1. I don't believe I mentioned third party submission. It was about having the return in Quickbooks to pass to the client and to match what the client will then submit. I'm still not clear on how to manually alter the date range!
Hi Chris, are you creating the VAT return on the clients own QuickBooks account (either accessing this through your QB Accounting firm client list or by logging into their account as a direct user)?