On Sun, 12 Jan 2020 20:33:09 +0000
Nick Prater <nick(a)npbroadcast.com> wrote:
I have been working on a branch to add UK Making Tax Digital
functionality for VAT reporting to LedgerSMB:
Work commitments last year meant that I haven't progressed this for
over a year, but as far as I recall, the interaction with HMRC is
complete - what's missing is the necessary reporting to extract the
VAT return figures from lsmb.
For my own business, I currently extract VAT return figures from lsmb
using a spreadsheet and data from Sales->Search and
Purchases->Search. That works fine for my business, but for a more
general solution, I remember discussing some additions to the schema,
such as being able to flag accounts as being inside or outside the
scope of VAT.
In summary, if we can crack extracting the VAT return figures from
lsmb, the functionality to submit this to HMRC is (or at least was)
in place. Since I last tested, they've added mandatory 'fraud
prevention headers', which may need revisiting.
This is still something I'm keen to complete - especially if there is
interest from somebody else.
That sounds as if it's almost there. I'm willing to help out as and
when time allows, but I have to get lsmb working first. I also have an
ecommerce package that needs to be updated, and this has an admin panel
that does everything needed for sales and payment operations, but
nothing on purchases. I do plan to add that, and probably integrate
your module, but it's never going to be compliant enough with
accounting practices to satisfy an audit. So, assuming that lsmb is
compliant for the UK (I haven't seen this stated) then I will be
wanting to use that. I'm personally hopeless at accounting, so need
something that will do it right for me.
Currently lsmb is throwing internal server errors (possibly due to an
unblessed reference) and refusing my login, but I hope to get this
working sometime this week and will then look at how VAT might be