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3394976 - Can't Reverse a VAT Return - UK


 Can't reverse the VAT Return for United Kingdom companies. The reverse button is greyed out.


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Reproducing the Issue

  1. Go to Tax Management Work Center > VAT Return view
  2. Search for the desired VAT Return ID
  3. It is not possible to reverse the VAT Return. The Reverse button is greyed out


The issue usually occurs when both the old UK VAT return xml file and UK MTD are active at the same time in the system.

Refer to this documentation to check if the Making Tax Digital - UK is active in your system.


To deactivate the old UK VAT return xml file, refer to the below steps:

  1. Select the desired Tax Return Arrangement ID
  2. Deactivate the parameter "Electronic Submission"
  3. It should enable the Reverse button in the VAT Return

See Also

Making Tax Digital - UK


VAT return, reverse, UK, United Kingdom , KBA , SRD-FIN-GLO-TAX , GLO - Tax Declaration , How To


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