Massive issue with sales credit notes > sales invoices in this year's accounts for new client who does own bookkeeping. Trade Debtors in last years accounts = £nil.
Query to client, with proposal that I remove the duplicated credit notes to balance out to £nil this year, wit hte warning that "you'll need to pay back the extra VAT you reclaimed".
Email response received overnight by client "Credit notes went against invoices. vat was orginal paid and then reclaimed – this was run past HMRC". Translation - "You're wrong re the ledger balances and HMRC gave me the refund so must be happy with what I did".