If you’re importing goods then you should
- set the supplier settings as “VAT registered in another [sic] EU member state”
- when you enter the supplier’s invoice into QuickFile, put the net as the amount they charged you, and the VAT rate as the UK VAT rate you would have been charged had you bought the same goods from a supplier in the UK - usually 20% but might be 0% for food or 5% for sanitary products; if it’s a mixture of goods that have different UK rates then you’ll have to split the purchase into multiple lines for the relevant totals
- tick the box labelled “apply reverse charge” - this will show the UK VAT added on to each line and then the total VAT removed again at the bottom as “EC VAT exemption”
Doing this will cause QuickFile to apply the VAT rules for EC acquisitions of goods when completing the VAT return (despite the name of the tickbox it will not apply the reverse charge, which is a similar but slightly different set of rules that apply to buying services rather than goods).