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Corporation Tax Online - software and online forms

A range of Internet filing enabled software and forms are available from HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) and commercial software and service suppliers. These can be used to file Company Tax Returns including accounts and computations online in the required iXBRL format.

HMRC do not carry out any form of security testing of developer products or services and customers are encouraged to ask their suppliers for information about the security aspects of the products and services they provide. Information about the security of the HMRC services that these products and services interface with is detailed at Registration and Enrolment Frequently Asked Questions.

Commercial software applications and services fall into the following categories:

1. Software applications that produce and submit a CT600 with PDF Accounts/Computations attached or the ability to incorporate and submit iXBRL Accounts/Computations produced by other software products. In addition, all the applications listed under this category will allow you to include additional PDF documents, reports, statements etc.

2. Software applications or services that produce iXBRL Accounts and/or iXBRL Computations. These fall into the following sub categories:

  • Integrated Software Applications - these applications combine the production and submission of a CT600 with the functionality to produce iXBRL Accounts and/or iXBRL Computations.
  • Managed Tagging Services - rather than you having to buy software and tag accounts yourself, some providers are offering a 'tagging service'. These services take your non iXBRL Accounts/Computation and apply the appropriate XBRL tag to each data item then provide you with an iXBRL version of your Accounts/Computation that can be incorporated into a CT Return for submission.
  • Conversion Software Applications - these applications take word processor or spreadsheet-based Accounts and allow you to apply an appropriate XBRL tag to each data item. Depending on the application the tagging process will be either manual or partially automated. These applications then provide you with an iXBRL version of your Accounts/Computation that can be incorporated into a CT Return for submission.

The tables accessed from the links above give details of commercial software and service suppliers that have tested with HMRC and provided evidence that they have either developed software or manage a service (or both) that can produce one or more elements of a Company Tax Return. The tables identify iXBRL Accounts and iXBRL Computations separately because not all software products/services offer both.

While the tables indicate that some products or services only support a particular aspect of iXBRL production, it's possible that they provide a wider range of functionality that has not been tested with HMRC. In addition, other features have not been tested, including usability and security, and you must therefore ensure that the software you choose fully meets your filing and other requirements.

A number of software suppliers are still testing their products/services with HMRC. When they have tested successfully and provided the required evidence, they will be listed below. Please note, there are no strict requirements for Software Developers to apply for HMRC 'Recognition', so other products or services may be available that are not listed below.

HMRC provides a free product, 'Online Tax Return - CT'. This lets you file Company Tax Returns and supplementary pages A, E and J online with Accounts and Computations templates that ensures your return is submitted in the correct manner. HMRC have tested all the features of this service, and will provide support to users through the Online Services Helpdesk. This will be one of the available filing options once you have logged on to our Online Services.

Commercial software supplier products and online forms:

  • HMRC is not able to recommend or endorse any one product or service over another.
  • HMRC cannot provide support for these commercial software supplier products. Any queries or difficulties experienced by users should be taken up directly with the commercial software supplier.
  • The commercial software suppliers have provided the contact details above and HMRC cannot therefore guarantee that they are correct or assist if you are unable to contact them.
  • HMRC is not responsible for the contents or reliability of these commercial software supplier websites and does not necessarily endorse the views expressed within them. HMRC cannot guarantee that these links will work all of the time and has no control over the availability of the linked pages.
  • If you are considering using a digital certificate, you must check that the software you are using also supports it.
  • HMRC will not be responsible for any loss, damage, cost or expense arising out of the use of this software.

Produce and submit CT600

Supplier's name

Produce & submit CT600

Submit iXBRL documents

12eFile

Yes

Yes

Absolute Accounting Software Ltd

Yes

Yes

A.S.P Ltd (TaxCalc)

Yes

Yes

BTCSoftware Ltd

Yes

Yes

CCH Software

Yes

Yes

Drummohr

Yes

Yes

EfileReady Ltd

Yes

Yes

Forbes Computer Systems Ltd

Yes

Yes

Infini

Yes

No

IRIS Software

Yes

Yes

Keytime Objective Ltd

Yes

Yes

Legatio Technologies Ltd (Ftax)

Yes

Yes

PTP Software Ltd

Yes

Yes

Quality Management Software Ltd

Yes

Yes

rfa Ltd

Yes

Yes

Sage (UK) Ltd

Yes

Yes

Tax Computer Systems Ltd

Yes

Yes

Taxshield

Yes

No

Thomson Reuters

Yes

Yes

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iXBRL integrated Software Application providers

Supplier's name

Produce iXBRL Accounts

Produce iXBRL Computations

Absolute Accounting Software Ltd

Yes

Yes

A.S.P Ltd (TaxCalc)

No

Yes

CCH Software

No

Yes

Drummohr

No

Yes

Forbes Computer Systems Ltd

Yes

Yes

IRIS Software

No

Yes

PTP Software Ltd

No

Yes

Quality Management Software Ltd

Yes

Yes

Tax Computer Systems Ltd

No

Yes

Thomson Reuters

Yes

Yes

Top 

XBRL Managed Tagging Service providers

Supplier's name

Produce iXBRL Accounts

Produce iXBRL Computations

Arkk Solutions

Yes

No

DataTracks

Yes

No

Deloitte LLP

Yes

No

KPMG

Yes

No

1StopXBRL limited

Yes

No

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XBRL Conversion Software Application providers

Supplier's name

Produce iXBRL Accounts

Produce iXBRL Computations

Arkk Solutions

Yes

No

A.S.P Ltd (TaxCalc)

Yes

No

Clarity Systems Ltd

Yes

No

CoreFiling Ltd

Yes

No

KPMG

Yes

No

Sapphire Systems

Yes

No

SAP BusinessObjects

Yes

Yes

Thomson Reuters

Yes

Yes

UBmatrix

Yes

Yes

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