VAt return deadline 7th APril 2019

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  1. Karimbo

    Karimbo UKBF Ace Free Member

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    Hi

    My quarterly VAT return is due on 7th April. IIRC that is actually meant to be the last working day before 7th April. So I would normally post it midnight tonight so it is posted as sent today.

    I am a bit behind so dont think I can complete the return tonight, I looked up HMRC website again as well as sign into the HMRC gateway, there;s no mention of the last working day bit, It just says the deadline for VAT return in 1 month and 7 days after the quarter. the HMRC portal just mentions the date 7th April.

    Is my understanding incorrect regards to the last working day caveat, or has it been changed recently given everything is electronics and direct debits can be made 7 days a week now?
     
    Posted: Apr 5, 2019 By: Karimbo Member since: Nov 5, 2011
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  2. Karimbo

    Karimbo UKBF Ace Free Member

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    i am on direct debit btw
     
    Posted: Apr 5, 2019 By: Karimbo Member since: Nov 5, 2011
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  3. JCresswellTax

    JCresswellTax UKBF Regular Free Member

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    There is no working day rule you have made that up, enjoy your fine.
     
    Posted: Apr 8, 2019 By: JCresswellTax Member since: Dec 11, 2017
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  4. Karimbo

    Karimbo UKBF Ace Free Member

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    I submitted the return 13 mins before midnight on Sunday 7th April. Hopefully I'm fine and wont receive a fine.
     
    Posted: Apr 8, 2019 By: Karimbo Member since: Nov 5, 2011
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  5. Jaydee

    Jaydee UKBF Enthusiast Free Member

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    There is no problem in that case - the return has been submitted by the due date and your DD will be taken on Wednesday.

    (Ignoring the particularly unhelpful contribution from JCresswellTax)
     
    Posted: Apr 8, 2019 By: Jaydee Member since: May 27, 2007
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  6. SteveHa

    SteveHa UKBF Ace Free Member

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    The reply was entirely correct and succinct. Why do you consider it unhelpful?
     
    Posted: Apr 8, 2019 By: SteveHa Member since: Jun 16, 2016
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  7. Jaydee

    Jaydee UKBF Enthusiast Free Member

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    (a) it presumed that the return was filed late, which later transpired to be incorrect
    (b) it ignored the fact that even if it were late there may be no fine if this was the first breach in a year
    (c) the OP would be unlikely to "enjoy" any fine that was levied
    (d) nothing was "made up" and and the OP had already used the caveat "if I recall correctly"

    So, quite a lot really from a single-line contribution?
     
    Posted: Apr 8, 2019 By: Jaydee Member since: May 27, 2007
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  8. KM-Tiger

    KM-Tiger UKBF Legend Full Member - Verified Business

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    I wonder what the record is?

    Measured in seconds, or maybe milliseconds?
     
    Posted: Apr 8, 2019 By: KM-Tiger Member since: Aug 10, 2003
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  9. Karimbo

    Karimbo UKBF Ace Free Member

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    I think Jaydee explained themselves very well. Their reply was confusing, deadline is 7th April. I posted on 5th April. I even made it clear that I will be done by Sunday, if the deadline applies on weekends. They posted a message saying I'll be fined and then on the same breath it's OK to post up til 7th. It was a confusing post.
     
    Posted: Apr 8, 2019 By: Karimbo Member since: Nov 5, 2011
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  10. matlob

    matlob UKBF Contributor Free Member

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    If you had missed it I think they allow one missed deadline as long as you can keep your nose clean for the next 12 months. I have missed one in the past and not been fined.
     
    Posted: Apr 8, 2019 By: matlob Member since: Apr 3, 2016
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  11. TheCyclingProgrammer

    TheCyclingProgrammer UKBF Regular Free Member

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    Going out on a limb here but I suspect JCresswellTax intended to say, "enjoy you're fine".
     
    Posted: Apr 8, 2019 By: TheCyclingProgrammer Member since: Jul 15, 2014
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