Experience of getting refund of VAT paid twice?

MarieNoelle
MarieNoelle Trusted RegularHampshire/Surrey borderModerator, MAAT, AAT Licensed Accountant Posts: 1,373
Client forgot that she has a direct debit for VAT and has already paid - it's quite a big amount for her cash flow so would rather not leave it on account. Does anyone know how easy it is to get the money back? Anyone happy to share their experience before I call HMRC? Thanks!

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  • reader
    reader Experienced Mentor MAAT, AAT Licensed Accountant Posts: 1,042
    Call HMRC. Have the client's bank account details to hand. I had exactly the same problem last year and HMRC refunded by cheque (even though I gave them the bank account details). Make sure HMRC have the client's correct address just in case they send a cheque. The whole process lasted around 1 month.
    MarieNoelle
  • MarieNoelle
    MarieNoelle Trusted Regular Hampshire/Surrey borderModerator, MAAT, AAT Licensed Accountant Posts: 1,373
    Thanks @reader - I will do just that!
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