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How to change the default VAT return period length

This article explains how to set and change the default VAT return lengths in FreeAgent.

Set the default VAT return period length in setup

When you log in to your FreeAgent account for the first time, you’ll be taken through a four-step setup journey.

Step three of this journey asks you to fill in your VAT settings. Select one of the three options from the default VAT period lengths section; monthly, quarterly or yearly.

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Changing the default VAT return length

If you have previously selected an option during set up but want to change it later, just follow these steps:

1 Navigate to Settings and select ‘VAT Registration’

Hover over your company name and select ‘Settings’

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From the ‘Accounting, Tax & VAT’ section, select the ‘VAT Registration’.

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2 Select the new default VAT return length

Next, select your new VAT return length - either monthly, quarterly or yearly. However, please be aware that changing this setting won’t affect historic VAT returns, only future VAT returns.

For more about changing your VAT settings, check out our article on making changes to your VAT settings.

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