i am trying to submit EC sales list for the 1st time, and getting the following error
EC Sales submission to HMRC failed.
By System : The ‘http://www.govtalk.gov.uk/CM/envelope:Key’ element is invalid - The value ‘205 xxxx 14’ is invalid according to its datatype ‘String’ - The Pattern constraint failed.
can anyone help
Bear with us - I’ll ask someone to look at this now. Watch this space!
The ECSL e-filing service doesn’t like that you have spaces in your VAT number. We’ve updated our submission routine to strip these out automatically (although won’t go live until later today).
In the mean time go into your VAT settings, remove the spaces from your VAT registration number and retry.
Let me know if that works.