|(Global Unipedia VAT articles in English for other countries coming soon).
The example below illustrates how to settle Danish VAT in Uniconta for the first quarter of 2017.
Use the navigation panel on the left side of the Uniconta screen to go to General Ledger/Reports/VAT Reporting/VAT Specification.
Fill out the ‘From date’ and ‘To date’ fields with 01-01-2017 and 31-03-2017 and click on ‘Search’.
(Click on the screenshots to enlarge).
The summary shows the VAT Payable and VAT Receivable to be settled.
Create a journal for settling VAT.
In the example below, ‘VAT Receivable’, account number 60693 has ‘VAT Settlement’, account number 60694 as its offset account and ‘VAT Payable’, account number 60692 has ‘VAT Settlement’, account number 60694 as its offset account.
When the journals are posted, the VAT is settled in this ‘VAT Settlement’ account 60694, as shown below.
The Chart of Accounts will reflect the posted VAT settlement amount to be paid/received to/from the tax authorities.
The example below shows the accounting entry when the VAT is settled on the 1st of June, 2017.
The tax authorities (the Danish SKAT) have been set up as a creditor/vendor here. (English screenshot coming soon).
However, it is also possible to pay directly from the journal by right clicking in the column headings and choosing ‘Select fields’ and adding ‘Method of Payment’ and ‘Payment identification’ from the field list (shown below). Then click on ‘Create the payment file’ button in the journal toolbar/ribbon shown above.
The screenshot below shows the settlement posted as a creditor/vendor. (English screenshots coming soon).
When paying via Vendor/Reports/Payments, the payment to the creditor/vendor (in this case the SKAT Danish tax authorities) is sent from the bank and the VAT settlement is closed.