When creating/entering an invoice from an EC supplier with EC VAT exemption, do I use the VAT rate from the suppliers country or UK VAT of 20%?
Up until now I have been using the supplier’s country’s VAT rate (usually higher than 20%) which means that the figure in box 4 of the VAT return is higher than would be expected for the value entered in box 7 (presumably because the UK rate of 20% is assumed). HMRC system always alerts this though so I wondered if I was doing this incorrectly? Don’t think it makes a huge difference given the EC VAT exemption process but still would like to know.
Any help greatly appreciated.