I was hoping somebody could provide some advice on some easy to use software for filing CT600 and iXBRL accounts to HMRC and Companies House. I run my own small business, am competent to prepare and submit my accounts, and have used the HMRC joint filing software to make my submissions for the last few years. This year I need to include R&D costs (both SME and RDEC) and unfortunately the free HMRC tool does not support this.
I thought I had solved the problem a couple of days ago when I came across Easy Digital Filing. It's really nice software, easy to follow for the non-expert and literally allows you to fill in the CT600 and check it at every step to see how it looks. Sadly, the last thing I came to do was fill in the RDEC claim (box 530 on the CT600), which I then found is not supported by the tool due to the recent introduction of the CT600L (this must bring some extra complexity into the software development and I guess the company has so far decided there aren't enough users who want to do this to make it worthwhile spending time on).
So I need another option. Ideally I want something similar to Easy Digital Filing but with an RDEC option as well. I don't want a hugely complex accounting package as the time taken to get up to speed with that is probably going to cost me more than I will save through the tax credit.
Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.