Debt and return pursuit: VAT: VAT returns in excess of £1 Billion
Returns in excess of £1 Billion
The VAT mainframe cannot accept an amount that exceeds 11 digits.
To enable a return that exceeds 11 digits to be processed, the amount is shown on the mainframe as having a value of £999999999.99.
This applies to all returns regardless of where they have been processed.
VAT Traders’ return
When you see £999999999.99 on the trader’s return screen, your role may require you to establish the amount the trader entered on the original return. If so you will need to ask for a copy of it.
Requesting a copy of a VAT return
For VAT returns see helpcard BA020.