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Undo VAT reconciliation?

I have just performed a VAT return using the Sage wizard, however I did the return for the period Feb - May 08, instead of Feb - Apr 08.

I dont have a recent enough backup to make it worth my while restoring.

I can do another return for the correct period and tell Sage to include reconciled transactions, however my problem is that I have transactions from the period before the return, which were not included in the previous return, these transactions are now showing as reconciled, and there is no way for me to un-reconcile them to include them in the return.

Is there an easy way to un-reconcile a bunch of transactions?  If not how should I get out of this mess?

Many thanks.

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Ross Edwards

8/22/2022 - Mon
Nick Denny

No, it is not possible to undo a VAT reconciliation.

Even though your last backup was a while ago, to correct this you need to restore a backup taken before the VAT Return was reconciled.

Do you have any kind of recent backups (like a tape backup etc)?
You can restore data without having to go through Sage by restoring the ACCDATA folder.
Nick Denny

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Ross Edwards

Looks like  a manual adjustment to the figures is the way forward.  Thanks for the pointers.
Nick Denny

Many thanks for the grade and points.
For future reference though, if you run a simple batch file to copy the "ACCDATA" folder every night, at least you will have yesterdays data available for a restore.
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Ross Edwards

Good idea - well worth doing.