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Compliance Operational Guidance

VAT 292 Assign to VALID Team

Need to Know

This screen is only applicable to VAT VRN

The new VAT292 and SDRS process in NPPS should only be used from 30/10/17 and only if the PDAC is not being used for that case.

If a case is re-opened after being closed a VAT 292 will not be applicable.


Section 1

1.1 Input the relevant Office code, this will always be 3 digits.

1.2 Select the relevant penalty code from the drop down list.

Options include 58, 59, 60, 61, 62, and 63.

  • inaccuracy penalties corrected via a VAT641/642 - Penalty Code 58
  • under-assessment penalties (late return and higher liability) - Penalty Code 59
  • inaccuracies in returns subject to pre-payment credibility amendment - Penalty Code 60
  • VAT Schedule 41 failure to notify penalties - Penalty Code 61

1.3 If this is the final return select the Final Return check box and the period will show as 99/99.

1.4 Select Standard Process in the urgency box unless the penalty is to be processed within 24 hours.

1.5 Select relevant radio button from Input and Issue Notice or Input but with-hold Notice.

1.6 Before 30/10/17 or if the Penalty Decisions & Actions Checklist (PDAC) is being used the Caseworker should select Do not Assign and add Sent via the PDAC in the notes field.

1.7 Select Assign or Do Not Assign in the VAT 292 Input Team Assignment box

Note: If you select the Do Not Assign radio button the Additional Notes field must be completed.

Note: At this stage you can still amend the penalty details by selecting Amend Penalty Details from the Actions drop down list.

1.8 When all fields have been completed select the Assign /No Assign button at the bottom of the screen.

Note: Caseworkers cannot proceed with the penalty until the VALID team have acted on the task (Keyed in or Rejected) but the penalty can be changed at any time within 5 days.

After 5 days if your penalty has been approved by the VALID team it will auto complete and the penalty status will show Open-Penalty complete. 

Caseworkers can follow the progression of the Penalty sent to VALID/SDRS team by selecting the SDRS/VAT292 tab in the 360 view.

Section 2 Rejected Penalty


Note: If the VALID team rejects the penalty this will appear in your workbasket. 

2.1 Select the case from your workbasket and to the VAT 292 Penalty Input Screen. 

2.2 Correct details as instructed in the VALID team notes.

2.3 Add caseworker notes. 

2.4 Assign back to VAT 292 Valid Team by selecting the Assign radio button.