I felt this needs to be highlighted as a serious issue and wondered of the experiences of others and how widespread this is?
Recently filed 1st return in MTD using Xero. Just looked at a review of the current quarter and was shocked to see some filed items appearing again in Late Claims in the new Quarter.
I asked Xero help why this was the case and response was this ...
'We've taken a closer look at the period ending July 2019 VAT Return, and we can see that late claims are showing. As you have found, transactions that have been included in a previously submitted MTD VAT Return, will show as a late claim in the next open period if they have been edited or removed. If you want to make changes to the figures that appear on the MTD VAT Return, you can use the adjustments feature.'
In the pre-MTD version you could deselect 'include late claims' but this is no longer an option. Unless companies are aware that merely editing an invoice will push it into the late claims, I imagine it could have huge implications if not picked up. Just wondered whether others had experienced this? And since the whole point of MTD was to make the information accurate, this surely does the opposite though no doubt the errors will be to the benefit of HMRC.