New form for notifying HMRC of VAT errors
HMRC have launched a new online G-form which is intended to become the default option to notify them of errors in VAT returns.
Any VAT-registered business who wish to submit a VAT Error Correction Notice (ECN) can use the new online process. Once submitted, a copy of the digital form will be captured by HMRC’s Digital Mail Service (DMS) and processed in a similar way to the paper form VAT652.
The new G-Form will streamline the current process, making it easier to notify HMRC about errors on VAT returns. It will enable businesses to:
● Upload supporting documentation.
● Provide explanatory notes.
● Save the form for completion later.
● Receive submission confirmation (with a reference number)
The existing paper form VAT652 remains available, but using the digital process may help to reduce mistakes through its built-in validation and automated calculations.