Hi there. Company has prepared and submitted its first VAT return via MTD for 1 March to 30 June (Return ref : Key 20C2). At this point there were three submission periods offered, the other two being 1 to 31 March (Key 20C1) and 1 April to 30 June (also Key 20C2). I chose the 4 month period option as I thought it would save time. The 4-month VAT return was submitted and paid without issue … it seemed.
HMRC are now querying the period 1 to 31 March as they say the return we sent only covered 1 April to 30 June. On querying this HMRC have advised that we consult with our software provider to see whether a ‘nil’ VAT return can be sent for the missing period. I’ve tried to do this by selecting the relevant return for completion in QuickFile but of course the period overlap error is displayed and I’m wary of using the rollback procedure and further complicating matters.
What would you advise please?