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Posted Tue, 29 Nov 2022 15:37:54 GMT by thetradespecialistmanager SH
Guidance on archiving documents from HMRC is great, however I wonder if you could expand on if we need to physically keep original documents for example, FORM A for preference. Our suppliers send the originals to our broker, and I wonder if it is necessary and if we can just keep digital copies? Any comments from HMRC or fellow trade compliance forum members gratefully received.
Posted Wed, 30 Nov 2022 19:24:43 GMT by Customs oldtimer
Hi An original Form A or EUR 1 for example need to be kept as originals in case of later audit. The reason being that the validity of these sorts of documents is dependent on the correct printing of the form original stamps etc. So long as your broker can get them to you when needed then that should be OK. It my be wise however if you get the originals yourself just in case.
Posted Thu, 01 Dec 2022 13:42:23 GMT by HMRC Admin 10
I would advise contacting the Customs and International trade helpline on 0300 322 9434 with your query or email

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