Delete a VAT Return

You can only delete a VAT Return when it is a draft (not submitted to HMRC) or when your VAT submission has failed.

Submitted VAT return manually by mistake

This can happen if you are registered for Making TAX Digital (MTD) and selected Submit to HMRC by other means by mistake.

To resolve this you will need to re-submit the VAT return. Read How to re-submit a VAT return.

Delete a draft VAT Return

  1. From Reporting, select VAT Returns.
  2. Select Deletenext to the return you want to delete.
  3. When prompted, select Yes.