Flat Rate change for vat

We are coming towards the end of our 1st year and our flat rate for vat is increasing by 1% how can I change the rate for my next return which has one month at a lower rate than the other two, I know where to change the rate but will this change the rate for the full 3 months? Do I need to do a manual adjustment on the vat return?

Thanks for your help


Yes I’m afraid you would need to manually adjust that particular return as the return can only be calculated at one rate. There’s some guidance on applying VAT Adjustments here.

Thanks for this Glenn, am I right in saying that when I change the rate no previous calculations will be affected?



Yes that is correct, no previous VAT returns will be affected. It will only affect how VAT is calculated on new VAT returns.