Non Standard VAT Accounting

kazflankazflan Feels At HomePosts: 36Registered
We currently run a month end system on a 4,4,5 week basis. I have spoken to the VAT office and have asked if the VAT return can reflect this or if it is acceptable when the return dates are shown as the calender month end.
I have been advised to write in asking for non standard vat accounting.
Has anyone else had to do this and if possible a letter template as I am not sure what to put.


  • oakleyoakley Feels At Home Posts: 73Registered
    we have had the same in the past, write to them every year stating your accounting periods and they will confirm it is ok to use.
  • kazflankazflan Feels At Home Posts: 36Registered
    Thank you
  • Frankie1976Frankie1976 Feels At Home Posts: 33Registered

    I worked for a company for a number of years who operated on the 4,4,5 basis. I agree with Oakley's comment and notify HMRC of your month end dates and they shouldn't have an issue with it as you are still accounting for VAT for the same number of days in a VAT quarter as if you were using calender month ends. The 4,4,5 concept is more common you may think.
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