There probably is a need to be able to include VAT in many Journal Entries, but I just wondered if that was really the case.
I have done Dividends and Corporation Tax neither of which have COA Accounts that default to include VAT Tax naturally.
However, my COA Account Accounting Fees does include VAT as default. What I discovered is that when I was doing Accrual and Reverse Accrual Journal entries to allocate my accounting fees for last year even though the invoice will be paid in this years tax year, when I selected Accounting Fees it keep including the VAT and I had to go back and delete the VAT as I noticed the VAT was zero. However, I might not have noticed that the VAT amount had changed on the summary page.
Not being a big user of Journal Entries I was wondering whether there are many if any occasions when one would wish to include VAT on the journal entry and if not, Journal Entries could be configured to default to no VAT on any account?