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What is a 1046 authentication error?
When you receive the 1046 error message, this is because the details entered when attempting to file are incorrect, or they do not match what HMRC are expecting. To go through this error message, please see the below instructions or download our PDF step by step guide. Step 1: Check User ID and...
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TaxCalc release notes
TaxCalc Product Update – Version 10.1.046 – Released on 01 Aug 2019 Applying the Update Please note: Customers who have not yet updated to v10 will be required to run an installer. Please ensure that you have local admin rights before attempting the update. Customers already using v10 will...
rating 02 Aug, 2019 Views: 79347
Update to refunds made by HMRC
On 1st April 2015, HMRC updated their system to change the way they allocate repayments of overpaid tax. HMRC will only process the refund using the details entered in boxes 4-14 on page 6 of the core return if there had not been any payment made by debit or credit card prior to this....
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Useful HMRC links and contact numbers
Personal Tax How to pay HMRC – Different ways to pay your Income Tax or Capital Gains Tax Online Services Helpdesk – Help signing up for online services or submission issues Tel: 0300 200 3600 (+44 161 930 8445 international) Registering for Self-Assessment – How and when you need to...
rating 28 Jun, 2017 Views: 46382
How do I resubmit a return or file an amended return?
If, after making a successful submission, you need to make changes and file an amended return. Please see the video tutorial for a walk through of the process. Alternatively, please follow these written steps: Make your corrections. Click on Check & Finish. Check and review your...
rating 21 Mar, 2019 Views: 30878
Where do I declare redundancy or severance payments?
If you receive a redundancy or severance payment from an employer, you need to declare it on your tax return as follows. SimpleStep mode Go to Your Work > Lump Sums. For a payment of £30,000 or less, enter the figure in the box Compensation and lump sum exemption, up to £30,000. For a...
rating 10 Jan, 2018 Views: 28034
What exchange rate shall I use to convert foreign income into British pounds?
HMRC provides a list of exchange rates to use if you need to convert income into British pounds for your tax return.
rating 17 Jun, 2016 Views: 27682
Can I get an official HMRC SA302 summary from TaxCalc?
Unfortunately TaxCalc doesn't produce any documentation bearing the official HMRC logo. This includes summaries such as the SA302. Mortgage lenders are now accepting the SA302 summary produced by third party software or the tax year overview. HMRC have stopped sending paper SA302 tax summaries...
rating 22 Feb, 2019 Views: 22844
How do I enter a repayment of a loan to participator?
When completing the details surrounding a repayment of a loan, the claim for relief is dependent upon the length of time following the loan being issued. The below extract has come from the HMRC website: Reclaiming within 2 years If you’re reclaiming within 2 years of the end of the...
rating 10 Dec, 2018 Views: 22792
How do I import a return between non-consecutive years?
If you can't access a copy of the previous year’s tax return prepared in TaxCalc but do have a copy of a return from an earlier year, you may wish to bring this forward to the current year to retain personal information, basic entries and HMRC filing credentials. You can only directly...
rating 07 Feb, 2017 Views: 21956
How do overlap profits/relief work?
Overlap profits can result when the year end date doesn’t line up with the tax year. If there is an overlap, this means that in the first two tax returns that you submit online to HMRC, you will pay tax twice on the overlap amount. The following example shows you how this works. In this...
rating 10 Mar, 2015 Views: 21351
How should I treat Franked Investment Income on a CT600?
Franked Investment Income (FII) is the name for UK dividends that a limited company receives from another company. To record FII on a CT600: Open Tax adjusted profit/(loss) worksheet – disallowable expenditure. Enter the accounting profit into the box labelled Profit/(loss) on ordinary...
rating 27 Feb, 2017 Views: 21178
How is the reduction of my personal allowance calculated?
The general rule when working out a reduction in personal allowance is that if your income is greater than £100,000, your allowance will be reduced by £1 for every £2 over £100,000. For example, if your income is £110,000, your personal allowance will be reduced by £5,000. The £100,000...
rating 02 Mar, 2018 Views: 20524
How do I carry back a loss to a previous financial year on a CT600?
HMRC claim that so long as box 45 (Claim or relief affecting an earlier period) is ticked on the current year return, you should not need to re-file the amendment for the earlier year. This being said, customers have previously reported that although this box is ticked, the repayment has not been...
rating 16 Aug, 2019 Views: 20387
Why can't I print my document or create a PDF?
If you're having problems printing or creating a PDF this could be due to a problem with the installation or configuration of the default PDF reader. If you're using TaxCalc 2015 or newer you can switch to TaxCalc Viewer instead. For more information read How do I enable TaxCalc Viewer? If your...
rating 28 Dec, 2018 Views: 19294
Cannot connect to database error message appears when starting TaxCalc
If TaxCalc loses contact with, or has never been able to connect to a database, you will receive a similar message to the below: This means that the connection to the database cannot be established. To resolve, you will need to know whether TaxCalc works on the server machine (the machine...
rating 09 Oct, 2019 Views: 19224
How do I complete a tax return for someone who has died?
If you are completing a return for someone who has died, there are two alternative methods of completion depending on the actions that have been completed in communicating with HMRC. If you have called HMRC and advised them of the death and informed them that you will be acting as a personal...
rating 02 Oct, 2019 Views: 18819
How do I register as an agent with HMRC?
To register for online filing as an agent with HMRC you'll need an Agent Reference Number. Apply to your local tax office or apply online via the HMRC Online Services if you're overseas. Once you've received your Agent Reference Number, follow these steps: Go to the New user page on the HMRC...
rating 18 Mar, 2016 Views: 18589
How do I pay HMRC?
You can pay HMRC by several methods which are listed below with links to the relevant page on HMRC's website: Same or next day: Online or telephone banking CHAPS (Clearing House Automated Payment System) Debit or Credit Card online (You won't be able to pay with a personal credit card...
rating 16 Nov, 2017 Views: 18123
How do I use the Data Mine wizard?
The Data Mine wizard enables you to filter your entire client database by specific criteria. For example, you can search for anyone who is due to make a payment on account. You can access the Data Mine wizard in Administration, Report Manager or Mail Merge. Once you've created a data mine...
rating 16 Mar, 2016 Views: 17869
How do I offset Capital (CGT) losses?
Any unused Capital Gains Tax losses from previous years that are carried forward have to be used against the first available capital gains. This means that you can reduce your capital gains to the yearly allowance amount (£11,700 in 2018-19) and carry forward the remaining losses. TaxCalc does...
rating 19 Aug, 2019 Views: 17697
Which UK ties do I need to enter for non-residence?
If you're claiming non-residence tax you need to enter your UK ties in box 12: SimpleStep mode – go to Residence and remittance > residence and remittance continued and enter the amount in the box labelled How many ties to the UK did you have in 2014–15? HMRC Forms mode – go to...
rating 15 Jun, 2016 Views: 17487
Moving TaxCalc to a new computer (Individual, Partnership and Limited Company users)
On the Old PC Before starting you should know the location of the data files. Start the TaxCalc program and select a file within an appropriate year. The file location will be shown in the ‘File Info’ at the bottom of the screen. ​ In the example shown above, the information for...
rating 19 Aug, 2019 Views: 17273
What's the deadline for my self-assessment tax return?
For the tax year ending 5 April 2018, the deadlines for self-assessment tax returns are: 31 October 2018 – paper. 30 December 2018 – online if you owe less than £3,000 and want it collected through next year's tax code. 31 January 2019 – online. If you miss the deadline you'll be...
rating 22 Nov, 2018 Views: 16081
Tax Rates and Allowances
Please select from below: Income Tax National Insurance Contributions Working and Child Tax Credits Child Benefit and Guardian's Allowance Tax Free Savings Account Fuel Benefit Charge Van Benefit Charge VAT Capital Allowances Corporation Tax Authorised Mileage Rates Pension Contributions...
rating 19 Apr, 2018 Views: 15797