I'm a bit confused. I ran a VAT return on 31.08.17 on SAGE and used the tool to run the journal to the VAT liability account. After doing so and running a balance sheet at 31.08.17 I noticed there were Dr balances on both the VAT Sales and VAT purchase accounts. Just over £22.00 on one and £680 or so on the latter. (Standard VAT btw).
I can't for the life of me work out why or how those balances have come about? Surely after the VAT process is run, the balances should be transferred to the liability account and the control accounts become zero?
How can I fix this? Persumably make a correction in the next return so it includes them. Any ideas/tips?