If you need to make a VAT reclaim, the rule is you have to do it within four years. But does that mean its four years from the month end or is it four from when it is due? So my VAT quarter is Sep/Oct/Nov of 2010. So does that mean I have until 30/Nov/2014 or 31/Dec/2014? I need to know the exact part of the VAT Act as I have to make an appeal. Thanks. Even the people working for HMRC seem to be baffled and I received conflicting advice. Normally you have to submit the return by the end of the following month plus seven days.
Hello Keith, thanks for your prompt reply. I actually made a mistake on the date and it should have read Nov 2010, but from what you say, this return should have been submitted by end of Nov 2014? I made it on 30/Dec/2014. I look forward to your kind reply. Mo.
Sorry Keith, the first reply made sense but the follow on has confused me. I must say my brain is frazzled. Ok, Sep/Oct/Nov 2010 return to be a reclaim should have been submitted by which date? 30/Nov/2014? I so apologise for mithering you. Thanks once again.
You sound like a gentleman who is very much young at heart! Thanks for clarifying. All the best to you in all endeavours.