Cash accounting


If you create an unallocated receipt or payment, you can declare a VAT amount upon running a VAT return. Head to the Reports > All > Popular reports > VAT return menu and search for invoices on a new VAT return



The system will search for all unallocated payments within that period and direct you to the Declare VAT on payments page if VAT is yet to be declared on them.



If you declare a VAT rate which is different to that of the invoice you allocate to in future, the system will create an adjustment when you next run the VAT return to compensate if appropriate.

Invoice accounting


Advance payments need to be included on VAT returns. Head to the Reports > All > Popular reports > VAT return menu and run search for new invoices on a new VAT return



The system will search for all unallocated payments within that period and direct you to the Declare VAT on payments page if VAT is yet to be declared on them.



You can read more about Advance payments on the HMRC website linked below:


https://www.gov.uk/guidance/vat-instalments-deposits-credit-sales#advance-payments-and-deposits


If you declare a VAT rate which is different to that of the invoice you allocate to in future, the system will create an adjustment when you next run the VAT return to compensate if appropriate.


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