Will March returns - SLA 25 April (and onwards until June) be affected?
We have contacted HMRC and are awaiting an update on whether the VAT rules can be relaxed further for the NHS. Alongside this we are currently putting procedures in place to meet normal deadlines, but to do so, with the loss of our offshore resource in Pune, will require the following changes to our service:
- Our detailed line review by individual analysts will be reduced so more items than usual may come back to you as query, and may remain in query for amendment over the next VAT return(s)
- We do not guarantee amendments will be processed as part of our normal monthly VAT return process - we will keep these logged and on file and will action them as and when possible over the coming months
- Given the staff reduction observed in the VAT Team currently, we may be limiting VAT processing to exclude amendments. We will keep amendments logged and on file, to action as and when possible over the coming months. Of course these may be added by you as a single item before the VAT Return submission is made to HMRC. We ask that if this happens, you let us know and provide details so we may keep it on our logs. We would also ask you to consider not sending VAT Returns to external advisors for review during this time.