There are sufficient reasons why Sage 50 is highly popular amongst the small and medium businesses across the world. With its highly effective functions, businesses have been able to meet their accounting needs more efficiently. However, we can’t deny the fact that all accounting software are prone to errors and Sage 50 is no exception to this.
🔰 What is the Sage Error 8508?
Some users have informed that they have experienced the Sage Error 8508 of late and have no idea how to fix it. If you are also being troubled by this issue, we can be of great help. Simply go through this blog. Here, we will describe a simple procedure to fix this issue. Just implement the steps mentioned here and get rid of the issue.
🔰 What are the Causes of this Error?
If you have signed up with the HMRC module for MTD (Making Tax Digital) service for VAT, you have to activate MTD in Sage 50cloud Accounts. This needs to be done before submitting your first MTD VAT Return. If you have not done this, HMRC will display the below-mentioned error message when you submit the VAT return:
🔰 ‘The VRN specified [VRN] was not found’
You can also experience this error message if you are using the MTD (Making Tax Digital) module but are trying to submit the return through the old Government Gateway, through the old Sage 50 VAT Return.
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🔰 How to Fix the Sage Error 8508?
If you are getting the Sage Error 8508, you must activate the MTD service within the Sage 50 Cloud Accounts. Please carry out the steps below , to do this:-
👉 Open the company for which you are looking to switch to submit the VAT return using MTD.
👉 Click on the Settings tab
👉 Now click on Company Preferences.
👉 You will be prompted to enter your password
👉 After entering this, click OK
👉 Click on the VAT tab.
👉 Click on the Enable Making Tax Digital for VAT submissions check box.
▶ Please Note:- if there is no check box, please check if you are using a MTD-compliant software
👉 Click Yes
👉 click OK to proceed
👉 Click File
👉 Click on the Exit button to close down the Sage Accounts software.
👉 open Sage Accounts again to check if the issue still persists
🔰 Last Words!
We hope the troubleshooting options mentioned above would help you a great deal to fix the Sage Error 8508 on your computer. If you are still being troubled by this issue, or, if you are experiencing any difficulties in carrying out the steps above, we would advise you to consult with some of the authorized Sage Live Chat experts.
🔔 Frequently Asked Questions 🔔
🔲 Why is my Sage Software Not Connecting to HMRC?
This issue may arise if the VAT registration number you are entering in Sage is not in sync with the Government Gateway user ID you have been assigned. To fix this, you need to enter the correct VAT number. To do this, go to More > Settings > Accounting Dates & VAT
🔲 How to Reauthorize my Sage Software with HMRC?
Please Follow the Steps Below:-
🔻 While submitting your VAT return, you will see this error message
“You’re not currently authenticated with HMRC. To submit VAT returns you will need to authenticate again”.
🔻 Click on the Reconnect link from the message
🔻 Click on Authenticate.
🔻 You will be lead to the HMRC website.
🔻 Now click on Continue
🔻 Enter your User ID and Password provided from Government gateway
🔻 Click on Grant Authority.
🔻 You will now be redirected to Sage Accounting. If you can see a confirmation message at the bottom, you would understand that the issue has been resolved.
🔲 How Can I Print my VAT Return?
Please Follow the Steps Below:-
🔻 Click the VAT tab on the navigation bar.
🔻 Choose the VAT Return you wish to submit
🔻 Click on VAT Return.
🔻 Now click on Print
🔻 Go to the VAT Return Type and make sure that the VAT return text box is selected.
🔻 Go to Output
🔻 Click Printer
🔻 click Run
🔻 finally click OK.