• Managing VAT

    Looking at VAT? There's a dedicated area of the Help Centre that cover the subject in depth from schemes, to submitting returns to common queries. The VAT Hub also features some handy video overviews and links to free training at Sage University.

  • Check if a transaction is VAT reconciled

    When you reconcile your VAT Return in your software, all transactions that were included in that VAT Return are flagged as VAT reconciled.

    If you later need to check if a transaction has been VAT reconciled, for example, for audit purposes or error corrections…

  • VAT rate change - 01 October 2021

    The temporary VAT rate for the hospitality, holiday accommodation and attractions sectors is changing to 12.5% from 1 October 2021.

    Find out more >

  • VAT Return hints and tips

    We know that running your VAT Return probably isn't your favourite task, so we've put together our top hints and tips to make your next VAT Return hassle free.

    Read more >

  • Forgotten to reconcile your VAT Return?...

    ...don't worry, our quick guide will help tyou to put this right:

    Read more >

  • VAT Return Hints and Tips

    We've collated some top tips and best practice for calculating an accurate VAT Return.

    Check out the guide now >

  • Add the ability to add a credit line to a purchase order

    Sometimes if we receive quotes for products they are individually discounted by percentage, sometimes they just have an amount deducted off the bottom. This leads to PO's and importantly VAT not being correct. For example, i have a quote in front of me…

  • HMRC changes for customers who pay VAT by Direct Debit

    HMRC are currently undergoing work on the transformation of VAT services which will involve migrating customers to a new IT platform. This impacts customers with an existing Direct Debit. 

    UK banking regulations require HMRC to hold a valid contact point…

  • VAT Queries - Help at hand

    If you're VAT registered, you can use Sage 50cloud Accounts to submit your VAT Returns to HMRC. We've pulled togther our support resources for VAT in one support Topic on the help centre to assist you with this topic.

    Take a look now >

  • UK VAT Return VAT Label changes

    From 8 April 2021, HMRC changed the names of some of the boxes on the UK VAT Return to reflect that the UK is no longer part of the EU and to recognise the Northern Ireland Protocol changes.


  • Changes to E-commerce VAT in the European Union (EU)

    From 1 July 2021, there are changes to the way VAT is handled for online sales from businesses worldwide to consumers (B2C) in the European Union (EU).

    The purpose is to make it easier for those selling to consumers across the EU’s national borders, in…

  • Tip - Ensure your VAT Return is accurate

    Before you run your VAT Return, it's useful to check for non-standard tax codes on your sales and purchases.

    This can highlight transactions where an incorrect tax code may have been used. It's quick and easy to do in the Accounts audit option.…

  • VAT - Get to grips with tax codes

    If you're unsure which tax codes affect which area of your VAT Return, why not use our quick guide to help you get your VAT right every time.

    Read more >

  • HMRC VAT MTD Service - Issue now resolved

    HMRC reported that their VAT MTD service was unavailable on Monday 19/04/21. This situation is now resolved.

  • VAT Return Label Changes

    From 8 April 2021, HMRC is changing the names of some of the boxes on the UK VAT Return to reflect that the UK is no longer part of the EU and to recognise the Northern Ireland Protocol changes.

    Don't worry, there's no action for you to take and this…

  • Detailed VAT Reports

    Detailed VAT report not functioning.

    Sage and AutoEntry (owned by sage). AutoEntry allow the use non Alpha numeric characters if your suppliers invoices use them. This then breaks the VAT Detailed report once reconciled.  HMRC were not impressed but MORE…

  • Deferred VAT repayment scheme

    If you deferred your VAT payments which were due between 20 March and 30 June 2020 and you haven't yet paid the deferred amounts, HMRC's new repayment scheme is now open.

    Under the new scheme, qualifying businesses can repay the VAT in installments…

  • Posting Postponed VAT statement

    We have downloaded our first Postponed VAT statement from HMRC.  What postings need to be made to include the amount in our next VAT return

  • Postponed VAT (T18) & C79


    We import goods from the EU & have been using a Freight Agent since January 2021. 

    We operate under "Postponed VAT" and use the VAT code T18. All has been working OK but I have now discovered there are some errors where the Freight Agent has…

  • Tax Disbursement Invoice from shipping handler

    We have received a few Tax Disbursement Invoices from shipping handlers for Customs VAT on products imported from Europe.

    Does anyone know how to process these in sage? Is it using T21/T26

    We've paid the invoice to the supplier (didn't include VAT) so…

  • Changing VAT on a previously VAT reconciled invoice - how to?

    I have just discovered that VAT was missed off a bunch of import invoices, which have already been included in previous VAT returns.  My question is, now I have copies of the invoices showing correct VAT breakdowns (which are within the 4 year amendment window…

  • What's changing in April 2021 for voluntary VAT submissions?

    If your business is voluntarily registered for VAT but you're not registered for Making Tax Digital (MTD), the way you can submit your VAT returns is changing from April 2021.

    Read more >

  • VAT - Imports and exports from January 2021

    If you're a UK business trading with the EU, the tax codes you use when posting imports and exports may have changed now the Brexit transition period has ended.

    For general guidance on which tax codes to use for imports and exports, take a look at…

  • Sage University - UK VAT Return - A free 1 hour short course

    Become a Sage 50cloud Accounts VAT Return expert in just an hour with this free, short course. Learn how to:

    • Configure your VAT Settings
    • Prepare to complete your VAT Return
    • Produce your VAT Return

    Find out more >

  • Post Brexit Trading & VAT Returns

    Morning Everyone,

    The Brexit queries are flying in now Slight smile

    I know v27.1 is due to be released with some Brexit Update changes.

    But from 01/01/2021 a lot of Companies will be (or already are) applying for foreign based VAT numbers (i.e UK companies are applying…