I have just started a new job after working in Finance for 17 years. I am not convinced they have been filling in the vat return correctly and wondered if anyone could clarify for me. I have rang HMRC who agreed with me, but now i am doubting myself and them! I have heard you can get a different answer depending on who you speak to at HMRC and they are giving their opinion.
The business sells on eBay and Amazon globally. Box 8 on the vat return has only been used to record sales to EU customers that are Vat registered (couple of sales a month).
I believed that Box 8 should include ALL sales to EU customers regardless of their registration for vat (most customers are members of the public), or is it right to only include those that are businesses registered for vat.
I am setting up Sage Accounting as they prevously just used spreadsheets. I have been testing November 18 data and was looking at the tax codes. Sage has code T4 with a description of 'Sales of goods to VAT registered customers in EC', and i cannot find a tax code for 'Sales of goods to NON VAT registered customers in EC'. To complicate further, when you see a list of Sage Tax codes in Sage Help, it refers to T4 as Sale of goods to customers in the EC. No mention of whether they are vat registered or not.
Is anybody able to confirm the correct figures i should be using for Box 8?
Thanks in advance