A newly formed company, not currently VAT registered, is to join an existing VAT group. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of the representative member. The relevant forms were submitted to HMRC at the start of November 2021 which they lost but have now found. Per HMRC, there is a 6 month processing backlog. The application is still within the 90 day objection window. Newly formed company has significant input VAT which the group would like to claim.
I am assuming that Newco's VAT amounts can not be included within the current group return pending HMRC acceptance. But I thought I would ask whether there is any scope?
PS Apologies for the lack of a question mark in the title. I ran out of characters.