You can create an expense transaction to record the VAT payment, Ken_43.
Just follow these steps:
As always, I'd suggest conferring with your accountant on how to categorize the payment.
Let me also add the article on how to enter, edit, or delete expenses in QuickBooks Online as a future reference.
If there's something else that you need, please don't hesitate to click the Reply button.
Thanks for getting back to us here in the Community, @ken_43.
Let me provide some clarifications about creating an expense in QuickBooks Online.
Currently, selecting the VAT Payable account to record the VAT is unavailable in the system. If you're unsure or in need of additional guidance of the account, it would be best to consult your accountant or a tax professional.
They'll be able to provide additional guidance to ensure you record it in QuickBooks correctly. Also, to assure your books will be accurate and error-free.
Meanwhile, I've attached some articles you can use to know more about VAT, like the frequently asked questions, as well as creating journal entries:
If you have additional questions or concerns while working in QBO, leave a comment below. I’ll be happy to help you out.