Correct errors in box 8 or 9 of your VAT Return

When to use this service

Use this service to tell HMRC about any errors you made to box 8 or 9 of your previous VAT Returns.

HMRC uses box 8 and 9 to check if a business needs to register to submit Intrastat declarations.

Before you start

If you need to update Box 8, you must enter the total value of all supplies of goods and related costs, excluding VAT, to EU member states (known as dispatches).

If you need to update Box 9, you must enter the total value of all acquisitions of goods and related costs, excluding VAT, from EU member states (known as arrivals).

What you will need

You will need:

  • your company’s name and VAT registration number
  • a contact person’s name, job title, email address and phone number
  • for the VAT accounting period you need to correct, the details of your original entry for box 8 or 9 and your corrected entry

Get help

If you need help with updating box 8 or 9 of your VAT Return or using this service, email intrastatenquiries@hmrc.gov.uk.

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