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TaxCalc Release Notes 2022

Article ID: 2015
Last updated: 30 Aug, 2022

Below are the Release Notes for TaxCalc 2022 releases. Click to see the Release Notes for 2013-2016 > 2017 > 2018 2019 > 2020 > 2021

TaxCalc Product Update - version 12.4.009 - Released on 30th August 2022

Please note: 

  • For Customers who have not already updated to Version 12, this update requires an installer to be run. Please ensure that you have local admin rights before attempting the update.

Product summary

  • Practice Manager

Practice Manager

  • Improved screen responsiveness when creating and editing tasks from within work management and active work where clients have portfolio manager specified.

TaxCalc Product Update - version 12.4.002 - Released on 8th August 2022

Please note: 

  • For Customers who have not already updated to Version 12, this update requires an installer to be run. Please ensure that you have local admin rights before attempting the update.

Product summary

  • Accounts Production

  • Practice Manager

  • Tax Return Production

Accounts Production

  • A technical update has been made to ensure that the Xero connection and links continue to work as required by Xero’s terms and conditions.

Practice Manager

  • All jobs and tasks will be shown by default within the Work Management screen, with filters and column sorting applied to the full list when selected. The option to show the list of jobs and tasks in pages has been removed.

Tax Return Production

  • WhatIf Planner: Updated the maximum Class 4 amount due.

  • The import from Accounts Production to Self-employment Short pages no longer shows other income as an expense.

TaxCalc Product Update - version 12.3.217 - Released on 18th July 2022

Please note: 

  • For Customers who have not already updated to Version 12, this update requires an installer to be run. Please ensure that you have local admin rights before attempting the update.
  • This release may result in a change to the IR Mark on any existing V3 CT600 returns.

Product summary

  • Practice Manager

Practice Manager

  • Jobs and tasks now correctly appear within the outstanding work dialog

TaxCalc Product Update - version 12.3.214 - Released on 11th July 2022

Please note: 

  • For Customers who have not already updated to Version 12, this update requires an installer to be run. Please ensure that you have local admin rights before attempting the update.
  • This release may result in a change to the IR Mark on any existing V3 CT600 returns.

Product summary

  • General
  • Tax Return Production
    • Dividend Database
    • WhatIf Planner
  • Accounts Production
  • Companies House Forms
  • Company Incorporator
  • AML Centre
  • Practice Manager
  • Practice Manager Plus
  • Communications Centre
  • HMRC Forms
  • Batch Filer

General

General maintenance

  • Licencing. Where the number of licences for Practice Manager Plus, Communications Centre or Time have exceeded the permitted user limit, it will now be possible to select 'Manage Licences' (when prompted, permissions permitting) to remove the required number of users, to continue using the related products.
  • General graphical improvements when using Dark Mode on Mac operating systems.

Tax Return Production

  • Dividend database for 2021/22 is now available
  • WhatIf Planner for 2022/23 has been updated and is now available

SA100 Tax Return Production

  • Introduced a new comprehensive Foreign Tax Credit Relief summary.
  • Added the ability to enter 100% UK FHL or Other Property Income and expenses onto a tax return and then apportion the values according to the individual's share. The total property income can be exported to another return in the case of joint income.
  • Added a new Adjusted Profit Computation summary for self-employment income.  
  • Added the ability to import into the Short Self-employment pages from Accounts Production, adding to the existing ability to import into the Full pages.
  • Added the ability to Import dividends from Accounts Production directly into directors' tax returns

General maintenance

  • Fixed an issue where personal product tax customers were no longer able to see the 2013 tax year on their tax interface.
  • Update to some HMRC helpsheets following receipt of the final forms for 2021/22 Tax Year.
  • Joint import for UK property was not importing freeport structures and buildings allowance, structures & buildings allowance or electric charge point values. This has now been fixed.
  • Removed reference to 'Additional information' on page Ai4 as it was no longer relevant.
  • Fixed an issue where the print preview for capital allowances wasn't showing the column heading for Freeport structures & buildings allowances.
  • Inclusion of HMRC's exclusion 136 relating to income from a settlor interested trust, where the tax due on the income is less than the notional tax.
  • Wording update on the Filing By Internet screens to make it clearer on next steps.
  • Update to SimpleStep screens which were referencing 'Entrepreneur's Relief', rather than 'Business Asset Disposal Relief'.
  • Typographical error fixed in HMRC's Tax Calculation Summary.
  • SA100 property summary was not displaying finance costs utilised in the year. This has now been fixed.

SA800 Tax Return Production

  • Commencement and cessation dates will now be populated in a Partnership tax return if details have been entered in Practice Manager and relate to the year of the return.

SA900 Tax Return Production

  • Corrected an error which was preventing online filing where the repayment to nominee had been completed.

CT600 Corporation Tax Return

  • Default tax credit percentage for film tax relief has been updated to 25%.
  • The Check and Finish warning relating to creative enhanced expenditure and boxes 650 and 655 has been removed as it is not required.
  • Updated box L166 (R&D SME expenditure) to remove pence as this would cause an online submission failure.
  • Resolved an online submission failure where a company registration number had been entered in the accounts.
  • Update to the Property Capital Allowances manual grid to allow for AIA and special rate claims.
  • Update to the Creative Tax Credit relief section to include Children's Television Tax reliefs and rate changes for Cultural tax credit rate increases.
  • Update to the Loans to Participators section, to take into consideration the new rate for loans taken out from 6 April 2022 of 33.75%.
  • Updated R&D Supplementary pages and validation messages to support HMRC's new CT schema, due for release during Summer 2022.
  • Additional Check and Finish messages added to aid users where HMRC's live filing system is not validating returns correctly. These Check and Finish messages will be removed when HMRC have confirmed that their live online filing system has been updated. This affects the following areas (in certain circumstances):
    • Loans to participators where the loan was taken out on or after 6 April 2022.
    • AIA claims where the period end is after 1 January 2022 and is in excess of HMRC's current limits (HMRC are still applying a rate of £200,000 post 1 January 2022).
    • Various RDEC and R&D SME relief scenarios (for more information please see HMRC's Corporation Tax service and availability page).

Accounts Production

  • Directors loan accounts. New reports have been added to detail the split of directors balances:
    • Directors' loan account additional lead schedule.
    • Directors loan account supplementary report, summarising each director's balances.
  • The Nominal ledger and Audit trail reports will include an additional column to show postings, which have be made to Directors/Partners/Members.
  • The trial balance will now show the split of postings made to Directors/Partners/Members in all scenarios.
  • LLP members' profit shares can be entered as specific monetary values as opposed to percentage amounts.
  • The Auditor's Responsibilities for the Audit of Financial Statements have been updated for accounting periods commencing after 1 February 2020 to implement the new prescribed wording as per the FRC 2021 Bulletin.

     General Maintenance

  • Attaching accounts to a CT600 will no longer receive the '3315 Accounts Generic Dimension Member (bus:Director) has no associated name or description item’ error, which was being displayed in certain scenarios. 
  • Attaching non-resident landlord accounts to a CT600 will no longer receive the '1606 TheUKcompaniesHouseRegisteredNumber in the accounts must match the registered number in CT600' error.
  • The Partner's Capital Accounts note in a partnership will show the profit shares correctly for partners with a Joint Capital Account.

Companies House Forms

  • The AA01, AA06, AD01, AP01, SH01 forms have been updated as a result of Companies House introducing revised versions from April 2022. NOTE: Companies House will continue to accept the previous versions of these forms, however the inclusion of revised forms will ensure you are using the most up to date version of the form(s).
  • When filling an SH01 form, the 'Nominal value must be greater than zero' error will no longer occur when the share value has more than 2 decimal places.

Company Incorporator

  • Check and Finish will include a validation message if the post town is missing from the service or residential address.

AML Centre

  • The sanctions list will now return the most current sanctions list available.

Practice Manager

  • An option is now available when right-clicking on a record in the Client/Contact list to 'Send Email' (where a valid Communications Centre licence exists).
  • Work Management Filters have been updated:
    • The last filters set within Work Management are now retained when closing and re-opening TaxCalc.
    • The Work Management table can now be filtered by Portfolio Manager.  Select a Portfolio Manager and the list will be filtered to show Jobs and Tasks for all clients where that Portfolio Manager has been allocated.
  • New conditions have been added to data mine for:
    • Services Rendered, to allow identification of clients with or without a service offered.
    • Birthday, to allow identification of clients with a specific birthday day/month or just within a particular month.
    • Tax Return Production, to allow identification of clients with overlap profits to carry forward in the 2021 and 2022 tax years.
    • Tax Return Production, to allow identification of turnover/gross income for clients with self-employed and property income (UK & foreign) in the 2020, 2021 and 2022 tax years.
  • Mail Merge: New data fields (merge fields) have been added for the following:

    • Portfolio manager (full name & first name).
    • Usual Year End (client record).
    • VAT registration number (client record).
    • VAT registration date (client record).
    • VAT period basis (client record).
    • VAT period end (client record).
    • Latest Accounting Period End - created for the client.
    • Latest VAT Period End - created for the client.

General Maintenance

  • The option to 'Send Letter' when right-clicking on a record within the Client/Contact list will now allow the list of mail merge letters to be filtered by any custom category.
  • Mail Merge field 'CT_end_dateplus_9_month_an_1_day' now calculates correctly for all dates.
  • Day date fields within data mine conditions will now show content in full for all days.
  • Performance improvements have been applied to the work management table.

Practice Manager Plus

  • Improvements have been made to the Job wizard as follows (all functionality has been retained):
    • Wizard now starts with a single question 'Would you like to use a template to create this Job?'
    • Updated layout to streamline content and reduce the number of pages.
    • Tasks now appear on a single page, allowing selections for each task to be more easily compared/reviewed against each other.
  • It is now possible to set Portfolio Manager as the default Assignee on a Job Template, which will then automatically assign the Job/Task to the appropriate user when the Job/Task is created for a client.
  • A prompt will now appear when completing a task to give the option to complete all previous tasks (where applicable).
  • Within Job Templates in Admin Centre, additional key information is now shown within the Job Template table to add key information for easier identification.

General Maintenance

  • Users without a Practice Manager Plus licence will now appear within the list of assignees when creating a Job or Job Template. When selected, a prompt will appear to allow the users to 'manage licences' to allow licence allocation to be reviewed/updated.

Communications Centre

  • It is now possible to set a personalised email signature on each mailbox (firm/user). Each signature can include text, images and embedded links. 
  • When composing an email or email signature, additional formatting options are now available:
    • Choice of font family (practice defaults available).
    • Set font size  (practice defaults available).
    • Select font colour (and background colour for highlighting).
    • Insert images.
    • Set text and images as a link with embedded hyperlinks.
  • New data fields (tokens) have been added for the following:

    • Portfolio manager (full name & first name).
    • Usual Year End (client record).
    • VAT registration number (client record).
    • VAT registration date (client record).
    • VAT period basis (client record).
    • VAT period end (client record).
    • Latest Accounting Period End - created for the client.
    • Latest VAT Period End - created for the client.

General Maintenance

  • When filtering the Message Activity table by date, all sent emails will now order by year/month/day.

HMRC Forms 

  • Updated form VAT1.
  • Updated form 64-8.

Batch Filer

  • Resolved issues where Batch Filer was intermittently crashing during a filing cycle.

TaxCalc Product Update - version 12.2.108 - Released on 26th April 2022

Please note: 

  • For Customers who have not already updated to Version 12, this update requires an installer to be run. Please ensure that you have local admin rights before attempting the update. If you experience problems with the in-app update you can log into the TaxCalc website and download the installer from “My Account” or please contact our Support team on support@taxcalc.com for further assistance.
  • This release may result in a change to the IR Mark on any existing V3 CT600 returns and may affect some SA100, SA800 and SA900 returns

Product summary

  • Accounts Production

Accounts Production

  • The PDF output of the Full Financial Statements of Registrar Financial Statements will display the page numbers correctly, without displaying a page number in the heading of the contents page.
  • The multiple year trial balance will be displayed correctly without displaying 'unallocated amounts' where there are postings made to accounts which could have directors allocated to them.

TaxCalc Product Update - version 12.2.106 - Released on 31 March 2022

Please note: 

  • For Customers who have not already updated to Version 12, this update requires an installer to be run. Please ensure that you have local admin rights before attempting the update. If you experience problems with the in-app update you can log into the TaxCalc website and download the installer from “My Account” or please contact our Support team on support@taxcalc.com for further assistance.
  • This release may result in a change to the IR Mark on any existing V3 CT600 returns and may affect some SA100, SA800 and SA900 returns.

Product summary

  • Accounts Production

Accounts Production

  • When importing from Accounts Production to the CT600 all figures will be imported as expected.
  • For a limited company where the advanced rounding rules aren't applied, amounts relating to Directors current account/Directors loan account balances (5800, 5400, 5401, 5402) will be included in the balance sheet and associated notes as expected.
  • Existing CT600 returns will no longer show an unexpected check and finish warning relating to non-resident landlords.

TaxCalc Product Update - version 12.2.101 - Released on 28 March 2022

Please note: 

  • For Customers who have not already updated to Version 12, this update requires an installer to be run. Please ensure that you have local admin rights before attempting the update. If you experience problems with the in-app update you can log into the TaxCalc website and download the installer from “My Account” or please contact our Support team on support@taxcalc.com for further assistance.
  • This release may result in a change to the IR Mark on any existing V3 CT600 returns and may affect some SA100, SA800 and SA900 returns

Product summary

  • Tax Return Production
  • Accounts Production
  • Communication Centre
  • Practice Manager
  • Companies House Forms
  • eSign Centre

Tax Return Production

Updates to the transaction headers used when communicating with HMRC have been performed in line with the latest HMRC requirements.

SA100 & R40 – Individual Tax Return

  • Incorporation of the 2021/22 R40, SA100 Tax Returns and associated supplementary pages for HMRC Forms Mode and SimpleStep. Including required updates to calculations, summaries, wizards, HMRC helpsheets and worksheets.
  • 2022 Client Questionnaire is now available.

SA800 – Partnership Tax Return

  • Incorporation of the 2021/22 SA800 Tax Return and associated supplementary pages, including updates to summaries, wizards, HMRC helpsheets and worksheets.
  • Updated SimpleStep for the 2022 tax year.

SA900 – Trust Tax Return

  • Incorporation of the 2021/22 SA900 Tax Return and associated supplementary pages, including updates to summaries, wizards, HMRC helpsheets and worksheets.

CT600 – Corporation Tax Return

  • Incorporation of the updated CT600, version 3(2022) form.
  • Incorporation of the updated CT600L, Research and Development Supplementary pages.
  • Updated SimpleStep for inclusion of the new boxes on the CT600 and CT600L Research and Development Supplementary pages.

Capital Allowances

  • Annual Investment Allowance calculation update for the extension of the £1,000,000 limit to 31 March 2023.
  • New asset types for 'Zero emission cars' and 'Freeport Structures & Buildings Allowances' for Self Assessment Individual and Partnership Tax Returns.
  • New additions and disposals report included on the Corporation Tax computation for Corporation Tax periods ending on or after 1 April 2021.
  • Corporation Tax Capital Allowances manual grid for trading and property companies now includes separate boxes for super deduction and special rate first year allowance claims.

General Maintenance

Unless otherwise stated, changes have been made for the 2022 tax year onward.

SA100

  • General presentation improvements and additional fields for new Capital Allowances categories made to the self employment summary.

SA900

  • Updated the validation message relating to total taxable gains to ensure that all gain boxes are included to avoid errors.

CT600

  • Resolved a filing issue where a low emission car was purchased during the year and there was a general pool.
  • Resolved some general issues relating to the Corporation Tax Capital Allowances manual grid.

Accounts Production

  • Prepare non-resident landlord company accounts with non-Companies act specific FRS105 or FRS1021A accounts, to create the iXBRL accounts for submissions to HMRC.
  • The FRC 2021 and DPL 2021 iXBRL taxonomies have been updated for periods ending after 31 March 2022 for submissions to both Companies House and HMRC.
  • Rounding enhancements have been made for new accounting periods, additional 'Advanced rounding rules' will be applied, correcting more rounding differences between 'brought forward' and 'carried forward' balances in the following accounts:
    • Profit and loss reserve (Ltd)
    • Capital accounts (sole trader/partnerships)
    • Loans and other debts due to members (LLP)
    • Reserves
      • Share premium (Ltd)
      • Revaluation reserve (Ltd, LLP)
      • Capital redemption reserve (Ltd, LLP)
      • Other reserves (Ltd, LLP)
      • Fair value reserves (Ltd)
      • Called up share capital (Ltd)
    To apply the additional advanced rounding rules to existing accounting periods, within the posting screen an option is available: 'Apply latest updates to advanced rounding rules'.
  • The Partner’s profit allocation notes screen will display the unrounded profit that can be allocated to members, rather allocating the rounded profit.
  • LLP rounding updates have been made to prevent discrepancies within the reconciliation of members interests and the balance sheet not balancing.

General Maintenance

  • The presentation of the declarations at the foot of the Balance Sheet have been updated for Limited Companies and LLPs.
  • Accountant's reports for ICAS have been updated as per the new ICAS guidance.
  • The accountant’s reports have been updated to include a standardised formatting of space for signatures for all business types.
  • Check and Finish now includes a validation message where a Balance Sheet does not balance for Sole Trader and Partnerships.
  • A Check and Finish message has been added to highlight a situation where an account in the range 6100 to 6104 has a debit balance, as alternative codes exist in the chart of accounts for Deferred tax assets (account codes 4460 and 4560).
  • The Balance Sheet for LLPs applying FRS 105 has been updated to remove postings to account 3580 and 3581 from the calculation of Profit & Loss account.
  • Director’s advances, credits and guarantee note will display the director's details correctly without duplication where there has been a change to the director’s personal details.
  • Financial statements will export correctly in portrait rather than landscape where the date column is included on the Audit trail/Nominal ledger.
  • Postings to provisions and liabilities, deferred tax (account code range 6100 to 6104) will be displayed correctly in the notes to the financial statements where there is a debit balance in the previous year and a credit balance in the current year.
  • An issue causing the dividend note to not display the comparative dividend if there are no dividends paid in the current year has been resolved.
  • Resolved an issue where the financial statements displayed page numbers on the cover page.
  • Opening balances will correctly be brought forward where postings are allocated to a corporate director.
  • Importing a trial balance from Xero connects to the correct client, rather than connecting to a different/previously selected client.
  • Disconnecting a client from a third party bookkeeping provider (Xero/FreeAgent/QuickBooks) will successfully disconnect without crashing.
  • The review screen before exporting the journal into FreeAgent will display account codes and descriptions into the relevant columns.

Communication Centre

General Maintenance

  • Updates made to security permissions to allow more control over the use of mail merge templates from within Communication Centre.
  • Improvements made to message automation for requesting records for VAT to make sure emails are added to the pending queue in all situations.
  • Added confirmation when deleting sent emails to prevent unwanted deletion.

Practice Manager

  • Added a shortcut within the main client list to search/send a mail merge letter to a single client without the need to create a mailing list in Communications Centre.
  • A new filter criteria has been added for 'Clients & Contacts' to show all records within the client list and allow a search on both at the same time.
  • An option is now available within the client records for Limited Companies to specify 'Company is a Non-Resident Landlord'. Selecting this option will allow Non-residential corporate landlord accounts to be generated which can then be submitted with the Corporation Tax (CT600) return.
  • Client Questionnaire has been updated for 2021/2022 tax year.

General Maintenance

  • Updates made to allow access to password protected clients in VAT Filer and Company Incorporator when using double-click from client selection.
  • Calculation for usual year ends of 29 February will now be applied as expected when using all jobs templates.
  • Maintenance has been carried out to job calculations for:
  • Deadline date basis offset when using unit offsets to ensure the date is correct in all situations based on client information.
  • Confirmation statement statutory deadline and usual year end date basis offsets to ensure the date is correct in all situations based on client information.
  • Jobs created using all job templates will now show a default time of 9:00am.
  • Update made to ensure the 'use work association to calculate the job dates' checkbox is displayed correctly in all job templates.
  • Clients with mail merge generated events within the Communication Activity can now be deleted.
  • Additional 'My Dashboards' are no longer being created multiple times.

Companies House Forms

General Maintenance

  • Confirmation statement, Section 4 will list shareholders in the alphabetical order. 
  • PSC01 will hide the day of the date of birth for Persons with Significant Control.
  • SH01 will display shares allotted on a specific date when entering just the 'From Date', without requiring an entry of a 'To Date'.
  • When selecting to 'Print the form', the preview of the form remains open in the forefront rather than displaying in the background.

Companies Incorporator

General Maintenance

  • Polling for a company incorporation submission via Notifications will retrieve the correct response from Companies House rather than returning a transaction error.

eSign Centre

  • Updated third party advisory for customers sending their first envelope within the eSign envelope.

General Maintenance

  • Envelopes with a status of cancelled, expired or signed can now be deleted.
Article ID: 2015
Last updated: 30 Aug, 2022
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