Yesterday I needed to submit my 1st quarter VAT report. I haven’t had issues before but yesterday the VAT Submission failed with the error:
By ChRIS : The VAT Period you have entered 2020-06 for the VRN ********** (hidden) was not found, please check and resubmit if necessary.<
I triple checked my dates (on QF and also on HMRC Gateway) and they are correct 1/4/2020-30/06/2020 - the only difference is that I checked the box to de-register for VAT as Coronavirus has killed my company dead! Yesterday was my last official trading day although I haven’t done any trade since March lock-down.
I called HMRC VAT help line and they said that they could see I had tried 3 times to submit my return electronically but I needed to talk to Quickfile about it. So here I am…
Is there an issue?
I have now not only checked it a dozen times but have had my wife check it too and everything is correct. My last submission was this morning at 08:00 and that also was rejected with the same message.