Member Since: 22nd Apr 1999
30th Mar 2017
The commercial software could be programmed to highlight the affected cases and flag up a warning that the return should be filed manually (and produce a report showing the correct calculation)
25th Jan 2013
Top 10 self assessment questions
Please tell me that none of the above questions were asked by qualified accountants!
11th Oct 2012
Why is this necessary in today's world
The online services of the banks, major online retailers and the various social media sites do not routinely shut down for 4 days for "a routine IT upgrade to ensure accurate services ".
2nd Mar 2006
A very useful tool
Seems a very useful tool. As well as being used for simple Revenue and Companies House forms one could use it:
1. To complete a tax return for say a trust or a pension scheme where you might not do enough of them to warrant purchasing an additional module from your software supplier but still want to give the client a professional looking document rather than a hand written return.
2. One could even produce corporation tax returns using this method as there is little computation involved.
3. Interestingly one does not need to start with a pdf file. A client may ask you to complete a paper form for him. This could be scanned into Acrobat and then typewriter enabled. Again the client gets to see a typed form rather than a hand written one.
4. One danger is that it is also possible for someone to use the technique to tamper with a document.