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Final VAT return under MTD

How do you file a Final VAT return for a business registered under MTD

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I have a client who was VAT registered for a number of years and moved into the MTD system a few months ago.  They stopped trading in September so we de-registered them and are up to date on all routine VAT returns up to that point.  We are expecting to file a Final VAT return for the business but nothing comes up under MTD when we log in and speaking to the VAT helpline suggests that a Final VAT return does indeed need submitting but that they don't know the mechanics of how to do it through MTD or if it would need to be a paper return.  Does anyone on here have any ideas?

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By johnhemming
21st Oct 2019 16:04

It shouldn't be any different. We did a final return through mtd on friday.

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By stevec.cooperparry.com
21st Oct 2019 16:21

Okay, thanks. Was the return identified as a Final return or just another VAT100?

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By johnhemming
21st Oct 2019 17:03

It wasn't identified any differently it was just the last return before ceasing to send returns. There is a flag in the JSON that is sent to HMRC called "finalised". However, I am not quite sure what that does as it always tends to be "true".

https://developer.service.hmrc.gov.uk/api-documentation/docs/api/service...

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