Member Since: 29th Dec 2015
30th Aug 2019
So I've just test run it and I can say that its half excellent!
Good points - for tax returns you can directly upload them into Openspace and request authorisation. No downloading and reuploading, and no setting Openspace up with a new account - it pulls the data through from Taxfiler (sort of). You end up with a clear digital link between what you sent and what has been signed.
I say half excellent as it only works for tax returns, and this I simply cannot comprehend the design scope that they came up with.
If you create accounts on Taxfiler (as I do) you can't push these into Openspace - which to my mind is frankly bonkers.
I'm fairly sure Taxfiler has won awards for its accounts prep, and I find it really good, so why-oh-why would they not make this available to accounts.
Any time saving that comes from not downloading and uploading tax returns is offset by having to do it for the accounts.
Come on Taxfiler! I don't believe the Evil-Iris stories that everyone seems to be touting. I'm sure there are lots of good product developments that are on its way, and I don't even begrudge the price increase in return for these developments, but the 80:20 principle applies here - you've done 80% of the work but that final 20% would yield the final 80% benefit to me, and I'm sure others.
Finish the development and make the Openspace link apply to accounts as well
4th Aug 2019
Wow - didn't realise they were illegal. Thanks for the pointer. I think I will have to disallow the expense.
22nd Jul 2019
I might be missing something here - who is Justin? And what are we ignoring?
22nd Jul 2019
I did wonder whether there was some sort of trust potentially involved here. I'm not an expert in this. Anyone else consider that this might be the case?
Declaration of trust - presumably that's a reserved activity that requires a solicitor?
8th May 2019
24th Jan 2019
I've recently had this and yes, leaving and rejoining was the only way I could get it to work. Others might have some special tricks but I couldn't find it
24th Jan 2019
So where it says "Every person who is chargeable to income tax... " presumably this does not apply in this case? So no tax return needs to be submitted?
13th Dec 2018
Bl00dy genious - thank you so much!
23rd Oct 2018
Thanks - that's quite helpful. I've never used the paper method. Maybe I'll just stick with the imperfect electronic method, with the occasional 64-8 for those clients who simply seem unable to send the code in on time (I guess they will be just as bad sending in a 64-8).
Is the general consensus that electronic is better than paper (I mean is should be...but this is HMRC we are dealing with so all bets are off)?
27th Jul 2018
Funnily enough this was one of the first things I read on it. Thank you - it was EXTREMELY useful!