Submitted first VAT return using VAT filer. The acknowledgement reference that the software generated is different in format compared to when submitting directly through the portal. The reference generated is a 14 character compared to 32 character ref which used to appear on the old returns. Are the format of the references different for MTD submissions?
Its been approx 24 hours since the return was submitted but it hasn't appeared in "view submitted returns" on the website yet. How long does it take for the return to appear on the HMRC website?