I filed my first VAT return in June using QuickFile and it all seemed fine. I’m on annual accounting, so I’ve been waiting for my final balancing payment, due 30th June, to be taken by HMRC by direct debit as it has been in the past. It seemed late, so I phone them today. They said I should have ticked box 10 on the VAT return to authorise payment via direct debit, but QuickFile didn’t give me a box 10.
I’m now in the position where my payment is late, and I have to risk paying manually and maybe having the direct debit taken as well, plus maybe getting fined for late payment.
Should QuickFile have given me a box 10 option? Has anyone else had this issue?