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Vat return been submitted directly to HMRC but QB still has return open and status is take action. How do you close return without submitting again?

 
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Vat return been submitted directly to HMRC but QB still has return open and status is take action. How do you close return without submitting again?

Hi there, @info1387.

 

Glad to have you here on the Community page. I can help you with closing your return to QuickBooks Online (QBO).

 

You can make a period as filed in QBO without submitting the return to HMRC again. To achieve it, you can follow these steps:

 

  1. Open your QBO account, then click on Taxes at the left pane.
  2. Select Submit Return on the far right of the desired VAT period
  3. When the Prepare VAT Return screen appears, confirm the dates and details are correct to what you filed with HMRC
  4. Once done, click on the drop-down arrow beside Submit to HMRC and select Mark as Filed.

These steps will file the return within QuickBooks only, closing off that period for VAT, and won't duplicate your submission made directly to HMRC. 

 

If you wish to submit your future VAT returns directly to HMRC from QBO, you can review these articles for the instructions:

 

I'll be around to help if you have any other QuickBooks questions. Just let me know by leaving a reply below. Thanks for coming, wishing you well!