How do I change VAT filing start date

I have accidentally set the VAT filling start date incorrectly (as 06/08/2013. It should have been 01/07/2013) and already submitted returns. This has only just come to light. How do I correct this?

Many thanks

That would effect your first vat return only, how much was net vat payable or refund for period 01/07/2013 to 05/08/2013. Are you vat periods correct apart from first one?

As @Accountant mentioned the start date would only have effect for the first return, which in your case would be treated as 06/08/2013 to 30/09/2013. That means you’d need to run some calculations on the sales and purchases to determine would would have been due/owed between 01/07/2013 to 05/08/2013. When you have these totals you can adjust them into the next VAT return. But make a record of your calculations so you can support this in the future should you be required to do so.

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