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We just registered for VAT and MTD in the UK. How can we claim back VAT paid in the 6 months before registration (as allowed by the law)?

 
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We just registered for VAT and MTD in the UK. How can we claim back VAT paid in the 6 months before registration (as allowed by the law)?

Thanks for posting to the Community, @simone-nulli.

 

Allow me to chime and give you a solution.

 

You can manually copy the data from the VAT return and enter them through MTD Bridging Tool.

 

Before that, have you already entered the products in QuickBooks? If so, let me show you how:

 

  1. Go to Taxes on the left panel, then choose VAT.
  2. In the Returns section, select the return you’re working on.
  3. Click on Submit return under the Action column.
  4. In the Prepare VAT return page, select the correct Accounting period.
  5. For the Start date, enter the period when you want to claim the tax.
  6. In the End date field, enter the current tax filing period.
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However, if these haven't been recorded, follow the steps in this article: How to enter historical information. Once done, you have to enable the MTD feature in QuickBooks so you can submit the return through that option.

 

Here's how:

  1. Go to Taxes on the left panel, then click on Let's go.
  2. Click on the Gear icon at the top, and choose Account and Settings panel.
  3. Click on the Pencil icon for Making Tax Digital, then choose to Learn how to connect.
  4. On the Get started with digital tax page, click on Let's go.

 

Then, let’s authorize QuickBooks to interact with the HMRC. To guide through, refer to this page: Authorise QuickBooks to interact with HMRC - MTD for small business, and proceed to Step 2.

 

After completing this process, you can now submit the VAT return.

 

Please let me know or tag my name if you need further assistance. I'm more happy to help. Have a good one!