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Using postponed accounting, import VAT due on goods arriving in Ireland from outside the EC can be accounted for on a VAT Return rather than having to pay the VAT as soon as the goods arrive at the Irish border.
TIP: For more information on other new import tax codes for use in v27.1 and above after 1 January 2021 when buying from the UK - Read more >
Posting a supplier invoice with postponed VAT
- A VAT only credit note is automatically posted to postponed accounting tax code, for example T39, for the VAT value reducing the outstanding value of the invoice.
- The credit note is allocated to the invoice automatically.
- The VAT due for the purchase is added to boxes T1 and T2 of the VAT Return, so the net effect is that no VAT is due.
- The credit note does not impact the VAT Return it's there to correct the supplier balance.
- The net value of the purchase is added to the PA1 and 'Total value of purchases excluding VAT' boxes.
Posting a supplier credit with postponed VAT
- A VAT only invoice is automatically posted to postponed accounting tax code, for example T39, for the VAT value reducing the outstanding value of the credit.
- The invoice is allocated to the credit note automatically.
- The VAT value for the credit reduces the value of boxes T1 and T2 of the VAT Return.
- The VAT on the VAT only invoice will not impact the VAT Return, it's purpose is to keep the supplier balance correct.
- The net value of the credit is subtracted from the PA1 and 'Total value of purchases excluding VAT' boxes.
TIP: For a full list of default tax codes in Sage 50cloud accounts v27.1 and above - Read more >
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